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Robot poo probes to show low AMR status of Australian livestock

Robot poo probes to show low AMR status of Australian livestock

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.
AgInnovators, Published 21st Sep 2017
New 10-year ag sci strategic plan big on innovation and technology

New 10-year ag sci strategic plan big on innovation and technology

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.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 26th Jun 2017
 Award winner to ‘immunise’ vital pollinators against viral attack

Award winner to ‘immunise’ vital pollinators against viral attack

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.
Paul Brownrigg, AgInnovators, Published 21st Apr 2017
Australia and India join forces in $7m pollination project

Australia and India join forces in $7m pollination project

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.
Merran White, Published 28th Jul 2016
Major new pollination research investment fund a win for fruit, veg and nuts

Major new pollination research investment fund a win for fruit, veg and nuts

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.
AgInnovators, Published 21st Jul 2016
Award-winning Aussie grad student develops digital tool to cut fish-farm fatalities

Award-winning Aussie grad student develops digital tool to cut fish-farm fatalities

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.
Paul Brownrigg, Published 7th Jul 2016
New Qfly treatment leads to export breakthrough for Aussie summer fruit

New Qfly treatment leads to export breakthrough for Aussie summer fruit

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.
AgInnovators, Published 14th Jun 2016
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
K5 calcivirus to curb rampaging feral rabbits, and deadly new strain on the loose

K5 calcivirus to curb rampaging feral rabbits, and deadly new strain on the loose

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.
AgInnovators, Published 5th May 2016
Is global warming causing marine diseases to spread?

Is global warming causing marine diseases to spread?

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.

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