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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
What’s fab about faba beans – and why they could be the best little rotational crop you ever planted

What’s fab about faba beans – and why they could be the best little rotational crop you ever planted

Years of rigorous research and crossbreeding under a national GRDC program have resulted in new varieties of faba bean that are hardy, high-yielding, disease-resistant and better suited to Australian conditions. And the timing couldn’t be better, with demand for healthy, sustainable plant proteins growing around the world.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 12th Nov 2015
Gluten-free African grain finds fertile ground Down Under

Gluten-free African grain finds fertile ground Down Under

Ancient African grain teff is nutritionally potent and naturally gluten-free, and recent trials show that the crop could be a money-spinner for some high-altitude regions of Australia. With converts including Victoria Beckham and Gwyneth Paltrow, you know it's on the way up.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 6th Oct 2015
Clover, chicory or kale-fed? The quest to grow tastier Aussie lamb

Clover, chicory or kale-fed? The quest to grow tastier Aussie lamb

In a bid to deliver even tastier lamb chops and roasts, a new Aussie meat-quality trial is taking lamb to the ultimate test – on the plate.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 15th Sep 2015
Scientists set to curb costly Qfly with billions of sterile males

Scientists set to curb costly Qfly with billions of sterile males

A new ‘Qfly factory’ will release billions of sterile Queensland fruit flies into orchards across south-eastern Australia in a bid to curb the expansion this costly crop pest and maintain South Australia’s access to key export markets.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 11th Sep 2015
Soil super-bugs set to save feed-grain farmers millions

Soil super-bugs set to save feed-grain farmers millions

You can’t see them but they’re hard at work underground, making feed crops more robust and soils more productive while benefiting the environment. They’re soil-microbe super-strains, and they’re set to bring huge gains to growers.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 6th Aug 2015
Mapping of key poppy gene a pathway to better drugs…

Mapping of key poppy gene a pathway to better drugs…

A key gene in opium poppies’ production of morphine and codeine has been mapped by UK scientists working with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Australia. The long-awaited discovery paves the way to more potent painkillers and anti-cancer drugs – and a pain-free near-future for Tasmania’s poppy growers.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 30th Jul 2015
6 brilliant ways Oz aquaculture innovators are set to cash in on growing global demand for seafood

6 brilliant ways Oz aquaculture innovators are set to cash in on growing global demand for seafood

Australia’s aquaculture industry accounts for less than 0.1 per cent of global production but what our nascent farmed-seafood sector lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality, sustainability and world-leading innovation.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 22nd Jun 2015
Five things sheep breeders can look forward to...

Five things sheep breeders can look forward to...

Sheep breeders got a glimpse into the near future at Sheep Genetics’ annual Leading Breeder Conference – and the grass looks pretty green. Here are five things breeders and seedstock producers can look forward to in coming years...
Merran White, Published 5th May 2015
CSIRO research targets cows' health and happiness

CSIRO research targets cows' health and happiness

CSIRO research projects aimed at improving the health and welfare of livestock in modern production systems will lead not just to productivity gains, but to greater consumer and market confidence in Australia’s livestock products.
Published 2nd May 2015

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