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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
We maintained the size of the operation and by the time we decided to move out of dairying in 2008, we had reached a point where we no longer believed that the dairy industry had anything further to offer us... Agronomic knowhow In our first season, I decided to use a well known and respected agronomist employed by a local fertiliser retailer... For irrigated crop production in the SC-MDB to be internationally competitive long term it is imperative that we have a combination of; From my actions, I obviously believe that irrigated grain production has a future, but if irrigators are looking to move into it (or continue in it) without taking at least some notice of a list of..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
RD&E lifts lentil profile.. "Pulses love soil that has been well looked after, so when you combine well-managed soils with the genetic advances, growers are in a good position to include lentils in their systems," Dr Brand says... Yield stability is the major factor in lentils moving into these more marginal areas, Dr Brand says, with varieties being bred for boron and salt tolerance as well as disease resistance under the current Pulse Breeding Australia lentil program headed by Dr Matthew Rodda...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
RD&E lifts lentil profile.. "Pulses love soil that has been well looked after, so when you combine well-managed soils with the genetic advances, growers are in a good position to include lentils in their systems," Dr Brand says... Yield stability is the major factor in lentils moving into these more marginal areas, Dr Brand says, with varieties being bred for boron and salt tolerance as well as disease resistance under the current Pulse Breeding Australia lentil program headed by Dr Matthew Rodda...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Lachie Stevens, Lachstock Consulting.. Final results of US drought will have a strong impact on the market.. Slightly lowered Australian production estimates may restrict total wheat exports, talk of El Nino and drier WA weather patterns keeping market on watch...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Growers need to consider a portfolio approach to their grain marketing including a combination of passive and active management coupled with some on farm storage if the market is telling you to store grain... Demand will create its own supply (something that many farmers will emphasise with over the past 2 years as supply has expanded rapidly in response to high grain prices, leading to prices to fall) and as argued by Malcolm (2009) "food supply will meet food demand in the future, provided farmers receive the correct market signals and are not thwarted by poor government policies that create perverse incentives.".. Since there "is no reliable way to identify the fund managers who will outperform the market, investors do best to buy a broad spectrum of stocks at the lowest cost" (Damato, 2001)...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
This year's scenario suggests prices closer to $220-$240 per tonne delivered to port by November 2013, similar to what we had in 2011... Leading into our harvest, production was set to fall by 42.64 mill t year on year, consumption was back by 17.24 mill t, delivering a 25.17 mill t year on year drop in closing stocks... In years when stocks are tight or we have just had a serious shortfall between production and consumption, the market remains nervous until the next northern hemisphere crop is secure...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Nutrition management reflects measured thinking.. Image of three men at a table (From left) Phil, Brad and Peter Jackson run a canola/barley/linseed/wheat rotation on their farm near Gurley in northern New South Wales... With risk management and economies of scale two particular challenges facing Peter Jackson's farm business, the passionate grain grower says he has to be alert to all incremental adjustments he can make to boost returns on the land he farms with his family in northern New South Wales...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Nutrition management reflects measured thinking.. Image of three men at a table (From left) Phil, Brad and Peter Jackson run a canola/barley/linseed/wheat rotation on their farm near Gurley in northern New South Wales... With risk management and economies of scale two particular challenges facing Peter Jackson's farm business, the passionate grain grower says he has to be alert to all incremental adjustments he can make to boost returns on the land he farms with his family in northern New South Wales...
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