While many farmers in north-west Victoria have halted their sowing program due to the dry, Birchip Cropping Group is marching on with trials
ROTATIONAL and agronomic benefits, including increased ryegrass control, are being predicted as growers plant the first paddocks of genetically-modified canola since SA's 16-year moratorium on GM crops ended last year.
Many sorghum producers have reported a strong harvest, with later sown crops in particular performing well.
Corn prices in the US, a major driver of world values, have soared another 50 per cent over the past six weeks, meaning prices are double this time last year.
The long running court case between Advanta and farmers alleging their seed was contaminated with shattercane has taken another twist.
THE latest independent varietal information from the GRDC National Variety Trials has been released and growers and advisers can now access trial results.
GENETICALLY-MODIFIED canola will have dedicated segregations, and GM and non-GM canola will be received at separate receival sites during the 2020/21 harvest, according to preliminary segregation plans from SA's major grain handler Viterra.
FOR the first time at the Royal Adelaide Show, this year the Grains and Fodder committee will introduce a grain and hay sample competition for children, to help those who are not directly involved in a family farm or an agricultural school, a chance to get involved.
Farmers will have access to a potent new form of mouse bait, with double the amount of the active ingredient, zinc phosphide.