Safeguarding ag supply chain vital to industry success

WAFarmers has identified supply chain safeguards as being a key policy priority for the success of the nation's agricultural sector, ahead of the Federal Election in July.

 

 
Waratah flood posts rise to top

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The devastating nature of floods in parts of the country makes it hard to believe that Australia is still described as the driest inhabited continent on Earth.

 

 
I spy with my little eye, something beginning with diseases, pests and weeds

7171-sheep-menTwo of the simplest, cheapest and most effective biosecurity actions you can take are monitoring and keeping a record of the health of your crops and livestock.

 

 
Port Lincoln to host Regional Outlook conference

7171-Outlook-ConferenceEconomic trends, commodity updates, industry analysis and a host of local issues affecting primary production will be on the agenda when the ABARES Regional Outlook conference comes to Port Lincoln on 18 May 2016.

 

 
Informed nozzle choice can pay off for growers

Research is fine-tuning which spray nozzles are best suited for use with different types of chemicals when spraying cereal and canola crops.

 
USO Inquiry key step in addressing data drought

The National Farmers' Federation (NFF) has commended the announcement of a Productivity Commission inquiry into the Universal Service Obligation (USO).

 
Producer goes nuts about biosecurity at harvest time
IMG_2945Using good on farm hygiene reduces the risk of spreading pests and diseases and minimises the risks they pose to your business.
 
Greater certainty for Australian farmers

Australian farmers will have greater flexibility to manage their finances during tough times with the passage of legislation which will strengthen the Farm Management Deposit (FMD) scheme.

 
Time to tame green bridge and keep insect pests at bay

South Australian grain growers are being urged to eliminate the "green bridge" of weeds and volunteer crops that harbour invertebrate pests.

 
New weather stations enhance crop technology

The Western Australian grains industry is set to receive a boost this grain season from the installation of 11 additional automatic weather stations across the Grainbelt.

 
Discussion paper proposes new invasive species initiative

7171-invasivespecies-papeMajor institutional reform to support farmers and land managers combat the billion-dollar invasive species problem, has been recommended by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre.

 

 
Today’s students, tomorrow’s agriculture leaders

Tasmania's future agricultural leaders will be acknowledged and celebrated at the 2016 University of Tasmania Agriculture Scholarships presentation at Agfest.

 
Four biosecurity plans help secure future

blueberriesThe future looks brighter for Australian horticulture due to the finalisation of biosecurity plans for the pineapple, tomato, blueberry and tree nut industries.

 
Global benefits from farm sector innovation

Advance Queensland funding for agricultural innovation over the next three years to help farmers and graziers achieve better yields and compete globally.