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The secret agents protecting our crops and gardens

The secret agents protecting our crops and gardens

Currently, our main defence against crop pests is synthetic pesticides- but using them comes at a cost. By contrast, biological controls use pests' natural enemies, predators and parasitoids, to defeat them without collateral damage to beneficial insects or the environment.
The Conversation, Published 16th May 2018
Plant Innovation Centre to bolster Australia’s biosecurity

Plant Innovation Centre to bolster Australia’s biosecurity

With passenger and cargo arrivals expected to near-double by 2050, Australia is preparing for a biosecurity assault, launching an R&D facility near Melbourne’s international airport to develop innovations that safeguard plant biosecurity.
AgInnovators, Published 2nd Nov 2017
$11m for new Queensland grains research hub

$11m for new Queensland grains research hub

South-East Queensland’s fertile Darling Downs is set to become a hub for cropping research following the announcement of an $11 million co-investment in a Grains Research.
AgInnovators, Published 5th Oct 2017
VegNET: giving growers a heads-up on the latest R&D

VegNET: giving growers a heads-up on the latest R&D

The National Vegetable Extension Network, aka VegNET, works to convey key research-based information to vegie growers across Australia's major vegetable-growing regions.
AgInnovators, Published 3rd Oct 2017
Further $587m+ to help protect Australia’s ‘pest-free’ pollinators

Further $587m+ to help protect Australia’s ‘pest-free’ pollinators

The Australian Government will invest more than half a million extra dollars to further the crucial work of the National Bee Pest Surveillance Program: that of deterring bee pests – and pest bees.
AgInnovators, Published 24th Aug 2017
Cotton Breeding Australia marks a decade of better cotton

Cotton Breeding Australia marks a decade of better cotton

One of the most successful joint ventures in Australian agriculture, the partnership between CSD and CSIRO has resulted in the development of more than 100 new cotton varieties, tailored for conditions Down Under and underpinning the industry’s growing success.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 23rd Aug 2017
Run, rabbits, run…K5 calicivirus release

Run, rabbits, run…K5 calicivirus release

Over the first week of March 2017, NSW DPI released the deadly Korean (K5) strain of rabbit calicivirus across rabbit-plagued regions of the state as part of a nationwide rollout. Initial reports indicate that the release has been a resounding success.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 17th May 2017
 Australia leads global fight against our number-one National Priority Plant Pest

Australia leads global fight against our number-one National Priority Plant Pest

Experts from six nations will gather in Brisbane mid-May in a bid to find ways to defend against Xylella fastidiosa, one of the world’s most devastating plant pests.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 16th May 2017
Weed-detection dogs on trial in Australian paddocks

Weed-detection dogs on trial in Australian paddocks

Science and Innovation Award-winner Dr Cindy Hauser is trialling a novel and potentially important role for trained detection dogs: sniffing out weeds, pests and diseases in valuable crops and bushland.
Paul Brownrigg, AgInnovators, Published 21st Apr 2017
Harvard scientists use PACE to fast-track discovery of Bt toxins to target super-bugs

Harvard scientists use PACE to fast-track discovery of Bt toxins to target super-bugs

Bugs that survive insecticides grow stronger. And discovering new, effective toxins through genetics is time-consuming – finding the nexus between a particular bug and its poison can take decades. Now, scientists at Massachusetts’ Harvard University are using advanced PACE technology speed up the search for new Bt toxins to kill insecticide-resistant super-bugs.
AgInnovators, Published 24th Jun 2016

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