You are here

News

10 results for Article, Blog post, Cropping and Pest control
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
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
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
A ‘sixth sense’ for humidity helps insects stay out of climatic trouble

A ‘sixth sense’ for humidity helps insects stay out of climatic trouble

The discovery of the mechanisms – neuronal, genetic and mechanical – governing insects’ ability to detect changes in humidity may lead to new strategies for controlling pest populations.
Marco Gallio & Marcus Stensmyr, The Conversation, Published 18th May 2016
Flowering 'companion plants' a win-win for Asian rice farmers- and, potentially, for the planet

Flowering 'companion plants' a win-win for Asian rice farmers- and, potentially, for the planet

Including wild flowering species alongside food crops boosts yield and cuts costly chemical use in rice fields across Asia, finds a long-term study by Australian and New Zealand researchers.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 24th Feb 2016
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
A new GM weapon in the battle against fruit flies

A new GM weapon in the battle against fruit flies

The fruit fly is a pest that farmers battle with with in many parts of Australia.  New research out of the University of East Anglia may offer a novel solution to controlling fruit flies collapsing colonies over a short time period. ...
Brian Houston, AgInnovators, Published 13th Nov 2014
Error | AgInnovators

Error

The website encountered an unexpected error. Please try again later.