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A new government-funded project will use high-tech robots to demonstrate low antimicrobial resistance on Australia’s pig and poultry farms, in a bid to boost producers’ status in potentially lucrative export markets.
The Australian Academy of Science’s new Decadal Plan for Australian Agricultural Sciences 2017-26, set to inform the nation’s next decade of ag R&D, puts the focus on innovation and technology – from genomics and big data to climate and metabolic engineering.
Can we protect honeybees against viral attack and possible colony collapse by infecting them with symbiotic bacteria? Dr Emily Remnant, recipient of this year’s top Science and Innovation Award for Young People in Agriculture, is hoping the answer is yes.
Leading researchers in Australia and India are set to collaborate in a five-year, multi-million-dollar project that aims to improve our understanding and management of key crop pollinators.
Australia’s leading horticulture industry body, Hort Innovation, has launched what is expected to become a multi-million-dollar fund in a bid to ensure the future viability of our pollinator-dependent fruit, vegetable and nut industries.
PhD student Giana Bastos Gomes is using a $44,000 government award to fine-tune a new, low-cost on-farm digital device for early detection of the waterborne fish parasites that currently cost the global aquaculture sector 40% of its stock.
Pioneering work on pest treatment from Queensland researchers has opened up the lucrative Chinese market to the state’s nectarine growers – and potentially, to fruit and vegie growers across Australia.
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.
A Korean calcivirus variant has been greenlighted by the Australian Government for release in 2017, with free vials of it on offer in exchange for rabbit monitoring and control. Meanwhile, an European strain so lethal it kills even rabbits’ kids is spreading across the country.
Global climate change is altering the world’s oceans in many ways. Some impacts have received wide coverage, such as shrinking Arctic sea ice, rising sea levels and ocean warming. However, as the oceans warm, marine scientists are observing other forms of damage.