Melbourne scientist develops ELISA test that could save dairy farmers millions

Melbourne scientist develops ELISA test that could save dairy farmers millions

Sri-Lanka-born, Melbourne-based veterinary researcher Dr Nadeeka Wawegama is determined to find a better way to detect the bacteria that costs the global dairy industry billions and affects half of all Australian dairy herds.
22nd Jul 2016 | By Paul Brownrigg, AgInnovators
Root cause of poor wine from saline soils lies in the genes, finds South Australian researcher

Root cause of poor wine from saline soils lies in the genes, finds South Australian researcher

Award-winning viticultural researcher Dr Jake Dunlevy hopes to ‘tease out’ the genes responsible for vines’ uptake of damaging ions found in saline soils as part of a bid to develop varieties better adapted to harsh Aussie conditions and climate change.
22nd Jul 2016 | By Paul Brownrigg, AgInnovators
US$1 million up for grabs: Nitrogen Reduction Challenge

US$1 million up for grabs: Nitrogen Reduction Challenge

The latest Tulane Challenge is seeking novel in-field solutions to reduce the use of crop fertilisers- and run-off- in a bid to prevent ‘dead zones' in coastal waters worldwide. And they’ll give a cool US$1m to the winning innovation.
ABARES' annual farm survey targets broadacre and dairy

ABARES' annual farm survey targets broadacre and dairy

Nearly 2,000 of Australia’s primary producers will have their say in ABARES’ crop, grazing and dairy farm survey for 2016.
14th Jul 2016 | By AgInnovators