Broadacre Farming in Australia

European honey bee steals media spotlight

Native insects play an important role in pollinating agricultural crops but it's the European honey bee that often gets the glory according to Charles Sturt University (CSU) ecologist Dr Manu Saunders.

Increasing business profits though safe chemical handling

Farmsafe WA Alliance and AusChem WA have joined forces.

A fun message for a new generation of wool lovers

A new short film has been created to sell wool's many messages of timelessness and versatility for a new generation.

AgForce launches ‘Fair Laws for Farmers’ campaign

Queenslanders are being urged to get behind AgForce's new ‘Fair Laws for Farmers' campaign to help farmers grow their businesses, create jobs and produce more food and fibre.

Heart health improved by eating wholegrains

Research findings that each additional serve of wholegrains decreased the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease by 9% supports Heart Foundation recommendations.

Darwin to host Regional Outlook conference

Growing the northern beef industry, unlocking the agricultural potential of the north and investing in rural industries are just some of the topics on the agenda when the ABARES Regional Outlook conference comes to Darwin on 6 July 2016.

WA growers advised to keep an eye out for mice

Western Australian grain growers are encouraged to remain vigilant in monitoring crops for signs of mice during seeding and the growing season, and to make use of the interactive MouseAlert website.

Why consider sowing east-west

In winter, when the sun is travelling at a lower angle the additional shading of the inter-row that occurs when crops are sown in rows running east-west can help suppress weeds growing in-crop

Growers advised to look out for slugs

To minimise the impact of slug damage to crops, grain growers in Western Australia's high rainfall areas are encouraged to monitor paddocks and to use sufficient baiting rates to control the pests.

Improving farmer access to crucial Agvet chemical products

CropLife Australia warmly welcomed Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, the Hon Barnaby Joyce's announcement of an initiative to further improve Australian farmers' access to crucial crop protection products.

Region’s best crops on show at RASQ awards

The Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland (RASQ) Queensland Country Life Grains Outlook crop competition has again showcased the region’s best crops, with the most widely planted summer and winter crops, sorghum and wheat, hitting big numbers in the yield stakes.

Ancient genes to protect modern wheat

Scientists from The University of Queensland are undertaking world-first research into ancient wheats to ensure the crop's future.