South East Asia (SEA) is the largest and fastest growing market for Australian wheat, importing 42.9mmt over the past five years, valued at $2.6 billion per annum.
Prominent southern New South Wales agronomist Barry Haskins has been recognised for his invaluable contribution to northern grains research, being awarded the 2017 Seed of Light Award by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).
A well respected agricultural consultant, researcher and grower from Wharminda on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula has been officially recognised for his efforts and achievements in communicating the outcomes of research.
Bumper crops combined with wet and windy weather at harvest is likely to leave more grain on the ground than usual over summer, fuelling a potential swell in mouse populations in Victoria and South Australia.
In the wake of the introduction of the melon research and development (R&D) levy on January 1 2017, the organisation managing the allocation of funds, Horticulture Innovation Australia, is calling on suitably qualified growers to help prioritise how funds are spent.