News & Opinion

Pacific Island fish migrating to cooler seas

Pacific Island fish migrating to cooler seas

8th Dec 2017 | By Magali Reinert, SciDev.Net

Many Pacific Island countries and territories will lose 50 to 80 percent of marine species by the end of the 21st century if climate change and global warming continue unchecked, reports a new study published in the November issue of Marine Policy.

Ceres guides food-sector investors on sustainability-related risks

Ceres guides food-sector investors on sustainability-related risks

1st Dec 2017 | By Merran White, AgInnovators

A new investor guide from global sustainability non-profit Ceres is a timely reference as sustainability resolution filings with food companies rise, reflecting mounting pressure from shareholders to address the social and environmental risks of bringing major ag commodities to market.

Go nuts for a healthier heart, finds new large-scale study

Go nuts for a healthier heart, finds new large-scale study

30th Nov 2017 | By Merran White, AgInnovators

Good news for nut producers – and consumers: the findings of a new, large-scale study suggest that eating a serving of nuts just once or twice a week can cut your risk of developing cardiovascular and coronary heart diseases significantly.

TraNSIT logistics tool: saving time, fuel and up to 40% of Australian farmers’ transport costs

TraNSIT logistics tool: saving time, fuel and up to 40% of Australian farmers’ transport costs

29th Nov 2017 | By Merran White, AgInnovators

The Transport Network Strategic Investment Tool, developed by CSIRO scientists, generates optimal transport routes for agriculture, making it faster, simpler and cheaper to deliver ag commodities and informing major infrastructure planning.

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

BioFach 2018

BioFach 2018

2017-02-13T22:00:00Z - 2018-02-17T06:00:00Z
13th Feb 2017 - 17th Feb 2018
Nuremberg, Germany.
Webinar: Dairy innovation

Webinar: Dairy innovation

2017-12-13T15:00:00Z - 2017-12-13T16:00:00Z
13th Dec 2017 - 13th Dec 2017
New York City, New York, USA.
ABARES Outlook 2018

ABARES Outlook 2018

2018-03-06T22:00:00Z - 2018-03-08T05:00:00Z
6th Mar 2018 - 8th Mar 2018
National Convention Centre, Canberra, ACT.
Hort Connections 2018

Hort Connections 2018

2018-06-17T23:00:00Z - 2018-06-20T13:00:00Z
17th Jun 2018 - 20th Jun 2018
Brisbane Exhibition & Convention Centre, Queensland.