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Frost has been reported to various degrees in cereal, canola and lupin crops in parts of WA’s central, eastern and south-eastern grainbelt in the past two months.

Geraldton Zone growers had delivered about 500 tonnes of canola to CBH bins before wet weather put a stop to harvest programs over the weekend.

Weak markets for frost-affected wheaten hay have put a further dampener on farmers looking to recoup some return from their frosted crops.

The discovery of the gene in barley that causes it to send more roots down rather than sideways could be a huge step forward in improving the water efficiency of this important crop for the central …

Farmers will not know the true extent of cumulative frosts throughout August and September until harvest, but the damage is likely to wipe at least 700,000 tonnes from the State’s 2016 crop.

CBH is offering exporters financial incentives to ship grain out of WA in the final months of the year as it prepares to juggle the biggest harvest on record.

Australia will play host to the 2020 International Oats Conference, with the Grains Industry Association announcing it had been successful in its bid to hold the world’s biggest oat forum in Perth.

Growers should continue to be on the lookout for symptoms of frost damage in crops, after further frost events in parts of the central and eastern Wheatbelt, Great Southern and Lakes District.

The private company formed by two former CBH directors and some of WA’s biggest farmers has conceded defeat in its bid to corporatise CBH.

The discovery of the gene in a barley plant that causes it to send roots down rather than sideways could be the start of drought-proofing this important crop for Western Australia’s central and …

A farming family who spent a century growing grain and helped make CBH into a business valued at $2.6 billion have just received a cheque worth $2 for their trouble.

The State Government has refused to disclose how much it paid to soak up Monsanto’s share in seed-breeding company InterGrain.

Glistening yellow fields of canola at Northampton provided a stunning backdrop a creation by Natasha Gilmartin of Arctic Moon Photography.

Trials in the northern Wheatbelt are proving the value of early-sown hard-seeded legume pastures to crop rotations and stock feeding strategies.

It’s been the best-kept secret in the oat industry, but now the secret is out.

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