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Burnett all Set to Witness Huge Citrus Season


Burnett all Set to Witness Huge Citrus Season

Article by: Hari Yellina Burnett citrus growers are preparing for a busy season ahead, with the fruit almost mature and ready to pick. Despite the fact that the fruit will be a mixed bag in terms of look, buyers can rest confident that there’ll be plenty of ready-to-eat product. Although some fruit may appear faulty […]


Late Summer Crops in Jeopardy Due to Rain

Article by: Hari Yellina Unexpected severe rain in southern Queensland just before sorghum and mung bean crops were about to be harvested has put yet another kink in the gears of what was shaping up to be the country’s biggest summer crop in a decade. Over the weekend, there were unwelcome rains of up to […]


What are the Repercussions of the Drought and War?

Article by: Hari Yellina Algeria’s grain demand is increasing, with the Algerian Interprofessional Office of Cereals (OAIC), the country’s state-owned grain agency, allegedly completing the purchase of between 570,000 and 600,000 tonnes of optional origin milling wheat late last week. The most recent tender requested shipments from major supply regions, including the Black Sea and […]


Victorian Harvest Wavering due to Chinese Tariffs

Article by: Hari Yellina The 2.1 billion litres of unsold Australian wine in storage is causing problems for Victoria’s grape harvest this year, forcing growers to leave grapes on vines due to a storage scarcity. Due to China’s punishing tariffs on packaged Australian wine, the country’s wine exports fell by $860 million, or 30%, last year. […]


Aussie Farmers Much more Optimistic than Counterparts

Article by: Hari Yellina According to a poll of over 600 producers from Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, Australian growers are the most confident about the industry’s future. AgriWebb, an Australian agricultural technology company, polled 636 farmers throughout the world for its State of the Farmer report, asking them about a variety […]


Agricultural Sector Set to Break All Previous Records

Article by: Hari Yellina According to the most recent overview, the agricultural industry continues to set new production and profitability records, although price corrections are on the way. Based on a revised prediction from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES), the sector’s output will reach $81 billion in 2021-22, surpassing […]


Neighbours Stuck in Jam over Sharing of Fruit Harvest

Article by: Hari Yellina Authorities have proposed a creative new method for people to exchange fruit without attracting hungry fruit flies. Instead, make jam. Critics have already dubbed it a “back of the beer coaster” solution to end the time-honored practise of neighbours trading extra fruit and vegetables. The majority of neighbourhood Facebook groups feature […]


Almond Campaign should be Similar to that of Last Year

Article by: Hari Yellina The 2021 crop should be substantially bigger than the projected forecasts, with a landing of roughly 2.9 billion lbs, based on the amounts received at the closure of January 2022 (2.827 billion lbs). Despite being less abundant than the 2020 crop, the 2021/2022 campaign will be backed by a broad volume available […]


Australia-India Seek to Finalise Harvest Agreement

Australia and India have set a 30-day deadline to finalise the early harvest agreement (EHA) before finalising a full-fledged free trade agreement between the two nations, according to commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal. Education will be at the forefront of negotiations, according to both Goyal and Dan Tehan. “We want to look at mutual educational […]


Grains Industry: The Current Overview

Domestic Update After several years of reduced output owing to drought, Australia’s grain production is expected to rebound in 2020-21. The country is a prominent player on the global stage, with many of its grain and oilseeds industries geared toward export. The country’s wheat crop for 2020-21 is expected to be 28.4 million tonnes, increasing […]


Almond Volumes Low Compared to the Supply Available

The pace at which Californian almonds from the new harvest are being received by the huskers is slowing down. The consensus for the final size still remains around 2.8 billion lbs (-10%. vs. N-1). This figure will be confirmed in January because, historically, 96% of the harvest is received by the end of December. Producers […]


Processing Plants Saved from Almond Husk Combustion

Fire crews are expected to extinguish an almond hull fire today which has been burning in northwest Victoria since Sunday night. It is estimated that around 5,000 metric tonnes of hull caught fire at Select Harvests Carina West site. The outer cover of the almond is removed when the nuts are processed and the by-product is known […]


Australian Fresh Produce Alliance Demands Changes

The Fair Work Ombudsman needs a dedicated horticulture taskforce within it, according to a major fresh produce group. The Australian Fresh Produce Alliance (AFPA) has called for $10 million over two years to fund the task force in light of changes to be made to the piece-rate provisions within the Horticulture Award. According to AFPA, the task force […]


The Rise and Fall of Wheat: A Complete Picture

Wheat is not only sown into Russia’s rich, black soil but also woven into the cultural fabric of the agricultural powerhouse that straddles Eastern Europe and Western Asia. The image of wheat stocks can be found on Russian and Soviet Union-era flags, monuments, and artwork, reflecting the food grain’s importance as a national symbol of […]


Controlling Pythium in Plants and Crops

Pythium disease is extremely dangerous as it can attack various crops while affecting their growth and development. Pythiums are probably the most common cause of seedling blight and seed rot in alfalfa, destroying seeds before germination or killing seedlings after emergence. It can affect alfalfa plants at all stages of development and is probably the most common […]


Meat accounts for 60% of the Greenhouse Gasses in Agriculture

The global production of food is responsible for a third of all planet-heating gases emitted by human activity, with the use of animals for meat causing twice the pollution of producing plant-based foods, a major new study has found. The entire system of food production, such as the use of farming machinery, spraying of fertilizer […]


Asia Rice-Vietnam Hits Three Month Low: A Global Report

Export prices for rice from Vietnam hit their lowest level in more than three months due to weak demand, while rates in other Asian hubs held steady this week. Rates for Vietnam’s 5% broken rice variety RI-VNBKN5-P1 slipped to $400-$410 per tonne, the lowest since Sept. 9, from $410-$414 per tonne last week. Demand is weaker and […]


Australia Winter Crop Estimate Surpasses Expectations

Australian winter wheat crop production in 2021-22 is expected to be above average due to increased planted area, according to an Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) June report. The rise in planting is attributed to favourable weather and increased global commodity prices. Jared Greenville, acting executive director of ABARES, said […]


Agriculture Domain to Break Records after a Great Season

Despite farmers battling a late-season deluge, the agriculture sector is on track for a record-breaking year, with a predicted gross production value of 78 billion. The forecast 5.4 billion more than what the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences predicted just a few months ago, lifting off the back of exceptional seasonal […]


No-Till in Australia Helping Farmers Grow in Dry Conditions

Australia is one of the world leaders in no-till acres. About 56.7 million acres are no-tilled, which equates to about 67% of its cropland. Adoption of no-till in Australia began in the 1960s. Many believe Garry Hine of Wellstead, Western Australia, to be Australia’s first no-tiller. His original family operation included 420 acres of owned ground […]