News & Opinion

Could an egg a day help keep stroke at bay?

Could an egg a day help keep stroke at bay?

22nd Sep 2017 | By

A US meta-analysis has found that while eating an egg a day has no impact on your chances of developing CHD, it could lessen your risk of stroke by 12 percent.

RNA discovery could pump up plants’ tolerance to heat, drought and salt

RNA discovery could pump up plants’ tolerance to heat, drought and salt

22nd Sep 2017 | By AgInnovators

Scientists at Texas A&M AgriLife Research in the US have discovered a ribonucleic acid (RNA) that boosts thale cress plants’ tolerance to environmental stressors including drought, heat and salinity – with potential to revolutionise cropping

Rural R&D on the rise across Australia

Rural R&D on the rise across Australia

21st Sep 2017 | By Merran White, AgInnovators

According to ABARES’ Rural research, development and extension investment in Australia report, released mid-September 2017, the value in real terms of our rural RD&E has risen significantly in recent years, from $2.6 billion in 2005-06 to $3.3 billion in 2014-15. So who's funding what?

Robot poo probes to show low AMR status of Australian livestock

Robot poo probes to show low AMR status of Australian livestock

21st Sep 2017 | By AgInnovators

A new government-funded project will use high-tech robots to demonstrate low antimicrobial resistance on Australia’s pig and poultry farms, in a bid to boost producers’ status in potentially lucrative export markets.

Projects

Reducing Energy Costs in Dairy

Reducing Energy Costs in Dairy

The Reducing Energy Cost in Dairy project was funded by Australian Dairy Farmers to assist farmers in increasing their dollar return on energy investment.  The project built on previous work by NSW Farmers and Dairy Australia. Activities...

Water & Energy Nexus Initiative

Water & Energy Nexus Initiative

In 2014, the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage funded NSW Farmers to conduct a study into the connection between energy costs and usage, and water-efficient irrigation practices.

The project involved desk top research coupled...

Direct Beef Export to China

Direct Beef Export to China

The Direct Beef Export to China project investigated the potential for cattle producers to export premium beef products to China using advanced paddock-to-plate marketing and ecommerce platforms.
Farm Energy Innovation Program (EEIG)

Farm Energy Innovation Program (EEIG)

The NSW Farmers' "Farm Energy Innovation Program" was delivered with the help of the Australian Federal Government between 2012 and 2015 under the Energy Efficiency Information Grants program (EEIG).

Case Studies

Farm trials show next-gen compost benefits for vegie growers

Farm trials show next-gen compost benefits for vegie growers

Trials at the Greater Sydney Demonstration Farm show that adding high-grade recycled-organics composts to soils prior to planting has a number of potential benefits for vegetable growers.

Bathurst farmer grows sweet corn using 'next gen' compost

Bathurst farmer grows sweet corn using 'next gen' compost

Bathurst mixed-farming operator Jeff McSpedden, who grows corn commercially for Simplot, turned to next-gen compost to replace biosolids, deemed a health risk.

Sydney vegie growers improve soil and yields using 'next gen' compost

Sydney vegie growers improve soil and yields using 'next gen' compost

Second-generation vegetable farmers Sam and Val Micallef switched to recycled organics compost augmented with slow-release nitrogen to produce more and better vegies for Sydney Markets.

Rejigged tariffs and equipment fixes to boost Riverina dairy farm's bottom line

Rejigged tariffs and equipment fixes to boost Riverina dairy farm's bottom line

An energy audit of Carramar dairy farm in Womboota found significant savings could be made by renegotiating the electricity tariff for the property’s water pump, optimising the performance of its power-hungry plate cooler, recovering waste heat from the chiller and installing LEDs. Simple.

Events

2017 Science Protecting Plant Health Conference

2017 Science Protecting Plant Health Conference

2017-09-25T22:30:00Z - 2017-09-28T09:00:00Z
25th Sep 2017 - 28th Sep 2017
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Qld.
Alibaba E-commerce Expo and Conference

Alibaba E-commerce Expo and Conference

2017-10-12T22:00:00Z - 2017-10-14T06:00:00Z
12th Oct 2017 - 14th Oct 2017
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Vic.
IDF World Dairy Summit 2017

IDF World Dairy Summit 2017

2017-10-30T06:30:00Z - 2017-11-03T06:30:00Z
30th Oct 2017 - 3rd Nov 2017
Belfast Waterfront, Belfast, UK.
Agritechnica 2017

Agritechnica 2017

2017-11-11T22:00:00Z - 2017-11-18T07:00:00Z
11th Nov 2017 - 18th Nov 2017
Hannover Fairgrounds, Hanover, Germany.