Disease threatens Tasmanian blueberry industry

Growers say Tasmania’s $30 million blueberry industry is at risk from a disease but the State Government defends its strategy for blueberry rust as based on science. Tasmania’s 80 registered blueberry growers are urging eradication rather than containment of the fungal disease but Biosecurity Tasmania says that is not realistic. The state adopted a policy […]


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Syngenta applied for commercial release of GM cotton in Australia

The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has received a licence application (DIR 157) from Syngenta Australia Pty Ltd (Syngenta) for commercial cultivation of genetically modified (GM) cotton.Licence application DIR 157 is for commercial release of a GM cotton line (COT102). COT102 contains an introduced gene that confers insect resistance and an introduced selectable […]


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On-the-move bale weighing for Claas Quadrant

A week ago (August 10), AgriLand brought you news of updates to Lexion 700 series hybrid (rotary/straw-walker) and 600 series straw-walker combines from Claas. These updates promise greater levels of output-boosting automation, along with a special app advising operators how to, for example, estimate losses. Using a smart-phone, if an operator has a particular problem or wants advice on how […]


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