News & Opinion

7 global megatrends every farmer should prepare for

7 global megatrends every farmer should prepare for

21st May 2015 | By Merran White, AgInnovators

They’re big, unstoppable and game-changing, for agriculture and the world: They’re megatrends – and they’re coming to a farm near you, says CSIRO scientist Dr Stefan Hajkowicz. Get ready...

CoOL change: companies pioneer new food labelling rules

CoOL change: companies pioneer new food labelling rules

24th Jul 2017 | By Merran White, AgInnovators

From 1 July 2018, Australian businesses will be required by law to affix new, detailed country of origin labelling to all 'priority' foods, with the government ramping up efforts to promote the new CoOL system to producers and consumers ahead of the mandatory adoption date.

Enter now for RMS 2017's sheep and fleece showcase

Enter now for RMS 2017's sheep and fleece showcase

27th Jun 2017 | By Merran White, AgInnovators

Get your entries in for this year’s Royal Melbourne Show sheep and wool competitions, with prestigious awards for best stud sheep in breed, best interbreed and best fleece in show – and tens of thousands of dollars in prize money up for grabs.

Government pledges $8.3m to boost efficiency, cut red tape for livestock exporters

Government pledges $8.3m to boost efficiency, cut red tape for livestock exporters

13th Jun 2017 | By AgInnovators

The Australian Government will contribute $8.3m over four years to help industry implement the new Livestock Global Assurance Program (LGAP), a scheme designed to cut red tape for Australian livestock exporters and boost trade efficiency and competitiveness.

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.
Partner Paddocks initiative

Partner Paddocks initiative

Partner Paddocks is an AgInnovators' initiative aimed at helping producers and other food and fibre industry firms to get involved in research and development collaborations.

Events

Commonwealth Bank AgQuip field days 2017

Commonwealth Bank AgQuip field days 2017

2017-08-21T23:00:00Z - 2017-08-24T06:00:00Z
21st Aug 2017 - 24th Aug 2017
AgQuip site, 6 km west of Gunnedah, NSW (access from Quia Rd or Oxley Hwy).
Vitafoods Asia 2017

Vitafoods Asia 2017

2017-09-05T00:00:00Z - 2017-09-06T07:00:00Z
5th Sep 2017 - 6th Sep 2017
Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore.
VegNET workshop: Farm biosecurity planning

VegNET workshop: Farm biosecurity planning

2017-09-07T02:30:00Z - 2017-09-07T06:30:00Z
7th Sep 2017 - 7th Sep 2017
Schreurs & Sons, 90 Twyford Road, Clyde, Vic.
2017 Science Protecting Plant Health Conference

2017 Science Protecting Plant Health Conference

2017-09-25T22:00:00Z - 2017-09-28T07:30:00Z
25th Sep 2017 - 28th Sep 2017
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane, Qld.

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.