News & Opinion

Nanofarm: homegrown produce without the work

Nanofarm: homegrown produce without the work

11th Aug 2017 | By Merran White, AgInnovators

US startup Replantable, helmed by a pair of Georgia Tech grads with a culinary bent, just started manufacturing what could be the world’s most user-friendly mini-farm.

Biofortified bananas to save thousands of lives

Biofortified bananas to save thousands of lives

12th Jul 2017 | By Merran White, AgInnovators

Bananas genetically modified by QUT researchers to be higher in vitamin A are being grown in Uganda in a breakthrough initiative hoped to save the lives of thousands of east African children a year.

Four in five Aussies forgo fruit and veg, finds CSIRO survey

Four in five Aussies forgo fruit and veg, finds CSIRO survey

22nd Apr 2017 | By Merran White, AgInnovators

An alarming 80 percent of Australians eat less than the recommended ‘2+5 a day’, with nearly two-thirds getting insufficient vegies and more than half skimping on fruit, finds the nation’s largest-ever fruit and veg survey.

More fruit and veg improves mood and mojo

More fruit and veg improves mood and mojo

20th Apr 2017 | By Merran White, AgInnovators

It seems that what you eat really does affect how you feel. Indeed, simply eating more salads, vegie stir-fries and apples could do more to boost your joie de vivre than quitting smoking, being married or going from dole-dependent to employed, say researchers.

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.