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New research from the WA School of Mines, Curtin University, has explored how the use of drones can be used to monitor crop height to determine the best course of disease and pest control.

Bunge will not offer an oats segregation this harvest, despite rapidly increasing demand from international buyers.

Lupin production is set to surge this harvest, as the Grains Industry Association of WA July Crop Report forecasts an 8 per cent increase in plantings at 357,000ha, compared to last year.

Leading grain exporter CBH has issued a sobering warning about the future of WA’s most valuable farming industry in the face of increased competition from the Black Sea and South America.

It has been a winter to warm the hearts of farmers young and old as their crops go from strength to strength.

For the Carne family of Williams, the 2016 season has delivered “absolutely perfect” conditions.

Like farmers everywhere, those in the Esperance region are reluctant to call for a halt to rainfall — but many in the area are keen to see a few days of sunshine as overcast days and showers …

Good rains over the past week continued to bolster farmers’ hopes for a record-breaking harvest.

Well-known Esperance identity and graingrower Nils Blumann has reiterated his call for CBH to keep up with the times and change its structure to suit.

The Grains Research and Development Corporation has denied cutting funding to a research project into the Russian wheat aphid, a pest which is now widespread in South Australia and threatening to …

CBH’s plans to build a new oat processing mill at Forrestfield has marked another step in the coming of age for WA’s milling oat industry.

The Grains Industry Association of WA has appointed Dr Richard Williams, a grain consultant from GroIQ, as its interim chairman.

Veteran farmer Bob Iffla has seen all sorts of seasons over the decades, but this one is something out of the ordinary.

A new grains body that would be responsible for research and development in WA could be operating by the end of 2016.

The CBH Group has named four new members to positions on the Growers Advisory Council, with two current members successfully renominating.

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