Hayes’ Havoc hectares hit heights

New wheat variety Havoc will make a big jump in hectares at Tim Hayes’ Badgingarra farm this season, from a modest 25ha to half of his wheat program. He said the increase to 90 tonnes across 1100ha was justified by the variety’s maturity. Ideally he would seed Havoc early to …

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Pollies in a stew over trespassing

Farmers want tougher trespass laws to help deter invasions by vegan activists but the Premier and WA Agriculture Minister are at odds over whether current penalties are harsh enough. Mark McGowan said this week current trespass laws needed to be reviewed and that he and the Police Minister would investigate …

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UWA crop researcher recognised | The West Australian

Breakthroughs in disease resistance aside, University of WA canola specialist Jacqueline Batley now has another accolade to her name. The plant scientist is this year’s recipient of the Nancy Millis Medal for Women in Science. The award, which honours the late microbiologist Nancy Millis, recognises mid-career female scientists who have …

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CWA offers local drought aid

While many West Australians have been tuning in to the stories behind the drought in the east, one local effort has been offering help closer to home. The Country Women’s Association of WA has been offering grants of up to $5000 to farmers and pastoralists in drought-affected areas of the …

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Fund injection for ewe, lamb research

A South West agricultural innovator has been boosted by a Federal Government shot in the arm, receiving a bursary to study into ewe behaviour and lamb survival correlation. Former Murdoch University researcher Travis Allington was announced as one of 14 recipients of the Morrison Government’s $330,000 science and innovation awards …

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