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Batteries are good news, but are they suitable for you?

Batteries are good news, but are they suitable for you?

No. This isn't about going off grid. But there are reasons why Elon Musk has set his sights on Australia as one of the first markets to launch his praised battery systems (the PowerWall and PowerPacks). And that is that, for some, the numbers do add up. Let me show you how.
Gerry Flores, Published 22nd Dec 2015
New DNA tests detect resistant insects – before they attack your stored grain

New DNA tests detect resistant insects – before they attack your stored grain

New DNA tests for pesticide-resistant critters developed by researchers at New South Wales’ Yanco Agricultural Institute could revolutionise the way we protect valuable stored grain from insect pests.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 16th Dec 2015
National Innovation hub to back 'digital agriculture' entrepreneurs

National Innovation hub to back 'digital agriculture' entrepreneurs

The Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced three initiatives that promise to digitally transform Australian agriculture and help the industry seize new growth opportunities. The initiatives comprise a new incubator for agricultural start-ups and technologies, a Digital Agriculture Service; and an online platform accessible to all Australia farming enterprises.
NSW Farmers, Published 11th Dec 2015
7 myths about fertiliser, busted!

7 myths about fertiliser, busted!

A recent AIMS Agriculture review of MLA projects has busted some popular myths surrounding beef and sheepmeat producers’ fertiliser choices and application decisions. Here’s the real truth.
Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), Published 4th Dec 2015
Horticulture among Australia’s most innovative and productive industries, finds HIA-UQ study

Horticulture among Australia’s most innovative and productive industries, finds HIA-UQ study

Australia’s horticulture sector is more productive, innovative and entrepreneurial than most of Australian industry, finds a study of 500+ producers by Hort Innovation and the University of Queensland.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 4th Dec 2015
Electric roses: the organic fuel cells of the future?

Electric roses: the organic fuel cells of the future?

Scandinavian researchers’ living electronic roses are a world-first. And these futuristic ‘power plants’, a hybrid of living tissue and electronic circuitry, open up exciting new possibilities.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 4th Dec 2015
How Americans are learning to love Aussie beef and lamb...

How Americans are learning to love Aussie beef and lamb...

With a population of 319 million consuming an average 95 kg of meat a year, you’d think selling Aussie steak and lamb to Americans would be a cinch. Not so, says the MLA. Check out what they’re doing to market our premium grass-fed meat Stateside.
Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), Published 3rd Dec 2015
What southern Australian cotton farmers can learn from northern cotton farmers…

What southern Australian cotton farmers can learn from northern cotton farmers…

Intensive hands-on research, in the field and at NSW DPI’s Yanco Agricultural Institute, aims to ascertain whether integrated pest management strategies used by Australia’s northern cotton growers can be applied to the country’s expanding southern cotton regions.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 3rd Dec 2015
Why is Asia so hungry for Australia's food?

Why is Asia so hungry for Australia's food?

Is Australia positioned to become Asia’s delicatessen food bowl?
Native revegetation and UNE research help cotton grower cut costly chemical use

Native revegetation and UNE research help cotton grower cut costly chemical use

Multi-award-winning NSW cotton grower Andrew Watson has expanded on his parents' on-farm revegetation efforts to plant beneficial native plants property-wide, working with UNE biodiversity researchers to explore what plantings work best to attract crop-controlling predators and deter crop pests. The result? A dramatic drop in the farm's chemical pesticide use.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 2nd Dec 2015

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