Forecasts down for season
Victorian crop production is expect to more than halve this season, as thousands of hectares of wheat and canola are cut for hay.
Registrations are now open for Grains Research and Development Corporation grains research and farm business events to be held throughout Victoria in early 2019.
Grain growers in the southern cropping region who have experienced a dry growing season this year are being warned of a potential increase in the risk of some soil-borne diseases in 2019.
The national winter crop production is tipped to be 20 per cent below the 20-year average, as farmers grapple with drought across large parts of Australia’s east.
While stubble loads in 2018 are generally much lighter than usual due to the impact of the dry conditions and the salvaging of frost-damaged crops, stubble management remains an important consideration heading into next season.
An international guide to addressing the challenge of diseases in wheat and barley has been launched, with John Curtin University’s Professor Richard Oliver editing the go-to reference for the agricultural industry.
Grain growers in Victoria and South Australia who have cut crops due to moisture stress and frost are advised to be mindful of the amount of nutrients being removed from their paddocks.
With summer just around the corner, one cropping farmer is cursing the fact that rain has finally arrived.
As the region’s farmers enter harvest season, drivers are being urged to pay extra attention on the roads.
More resilient barley varieties with better yields could soon be available to Australian farmers thanks to an international research partnership.
While most of the canola grown in northern Victoria is being cut for hay, one Dookie farmer is keeping the majority of his crop for what it was originally sown for.
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