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Book launch: ‘Those Wild Rabbits – How They Shaped Australia’

Monday, April 3, 2017 | Foundation for Rabbit Free Australia | Media Releases

A unique new book about rabbits in Australia called ‘Those Wild Rabbits - How They Shaped Australia’, authored by writer and conservationist Bruce Munday, is about to be launched, and the Foundation for Rabbit Free Australia’s (RFA) is pleased to be a sponsor.

Growers to benefit as SAGIT joins leading soils research centre

Thursday, March 23, 2017 | Media Releases | South Australian Grain Industry Trust

SOUTH Australian growers will have access to a huge range of research and farm management information on soils as the South Australian Grain Industry Trust and leading SA farming systems groups form part of a new Co-operative Research Centre (CRC).

Header insurance working group forms

Sunday, March 19, 2017 | Grain Producers Australia | Media Releases

Grain Producers Australia (GPA) says reports of insurance no longer being available to contract harvesters due to fire risk are exaggerated, following a meeting between GPA’s Grains Policy Council, GRDC, Australian Custom Harvesters (ACH) and representatives of major insurance providers to explore the issue.

Doubts raised on landowner mining royalty payments

Friday, March 17, 2017 | Livestock SA | Media Releases

Livestock SA is seeking clarity on the State Government’s plan to return 10 per cent of royalties for gas extraction to landowners, announced as part of the South Australian Power for South Australians plan this week.

Wild dog control remains critical as numbers rise across SA

Thursday, March 9, 2017 | Livestock SA | Media Releases

Livestock SA is continuing its call for immediate action from the State Government in response to a huge increase in wild dog populations in pastoral regions north of Port Augusta.

Call to support rabbit research

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | Foundation for Rabbit Free Australia | Media Releases

There is a lot happening right now regarding caliciviruses and rabbit control in Australia – and it heightens the importance of maintaining research efforts to combat feral rabbits, according to Peter Alexander, Chairman of the Foundation for Rabbit Free Australia.

Durums outshine bread wheat varieties in gross margin trials

Thursday, March 2, 2017 | Media Releases | South Australian Grain Industry Trust

DURUM varieties have achieved gross margins of up to $1100 a hectare more than common bread wheat varieties in South Australian Grain Industry Trust funded trials in the past two years.

Western Australian growers urged to think ahead and control green bridge rust disease threat

Monday, February 27, 2017 | Media Releases | The Rust Bust

Growers are being urged to keep paddocks clean following abundant January and February rainfall which has encouraged weed growth and the creation of a ‘green bridge’ which can host rust and other diseases and pests.

SA Dairy business planning program expanded

Thursday, February 9, 2017 | Media Releases | Rural Business Support

THE SOUTH Australian dairy industry is set to benefit with a $120,000 expansion of the Dairy Farm Strategic Review program in 2017.

New South Wales growers urged to keep paddocks ‘Free for February’ to control green bridge rust disease threat

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | Media Releases | The Rust Bust

Growers are being urged to keep paddocks ‘Free for February’ to minimise the risk of rust and other diseases such as powdery mildew, and pests such as mites or aphids, surviving on a green bridge.