113 results for Article, Blog post and 1st Jan 2015
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is Australia positioned to become Asia’s delicatessen food bowl?
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.
A half-million dollar industry-levies-funded project aimed at reducing the impact of late-season rainfall on valuable cherry crops has produced a bunch of useful tips for growers.