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Food demand drives bullish outlook: USDA economist.. Mr Dwyer said the positive outlook was good news for agribusinesses in net exporting countries including Australia... "We expect there will be a dip in crop prices in the next couple of years, but that these prices will then level out at a historically high level," Mr Dwyer said...
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Global agricultural commodity prices are likely to remain strong in the coming decade, with the price and profit outlook being the most promising in many years, delegates at the Agribusiness Crop Updates were told... "We expect there will be a dip in crop prices in the next couple of years, but that these prices will then level out at a historically high level," Mr Dwyer said... Other important factors impacting on global food and agricultural prices in the next decade included increased use of biotechnology leading to higher yields and reduced input costs; and an increase in the amount of land planted to crops, especially in South America and the former Soviet Union...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Australia's first quinoa crop cuts food miles.. The ancient crop of the Incas, quinoa was cultivated in the Andean region of Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia and Peru, for thousands of years before scientists discovered its high nutritional value, spawning interest from western health-food markets... Now prevalent in mainstream supermarkets, consumer demand for the South American seed has soared, trebling crop prices in recent years and increasing revenue for indigenous growers...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Figure 1: Net returns ($/farm) as a function of area irrigated for a cotton farm with limited water using production cost for 1986 and 2006 and cotton price of $300 and $500/bale (from Payero and Harris, 2007)... Amount and timing of water requirements vary with crop and growth stage producers should chose wisely what crops to irrigate and should schedule irrigations to avoid or minimize stress during the reproductive periods when crop evapotranspiration is high... The timing of irrigation is critical and irrigation should be scheduled so that water stress is minimized during the reproductive stages when ETc is usually the highest...
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LIFTING YIELDS FROM 5T/HA TO 8T/HA OR MORE Growing irrigated wheat in southern New South Wales and northern Victoria is more than simply adding water to dryland varieties... Higher yields require increased monitoring and correct management practices to avoid yield penalties... Constraints to achieving 8t/ha include late sowing, poor tillering, low water allocations that prevent the correct number of spring irrigations, inadequate nutrition, lodging, lower wheat prices or other agronomic factors...
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