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The productivity and profitability of Australia's agriculture sector owes much to the contribution of rural women, including some notable female leaders, said the nation's Assistant Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources Anne Ruston on International Women's Day 2018.
Matthew and Rachel Hinkley, grain farmers who’ve expanded their productive acreage by 400 percent in 13 years, received top gong in The Weekly Times Coles 2017 Farmer of the Year Awards, announced on 22 February 2018.
At its 4th Annual Awards for Excellence, held in mid-November 2017, independent organics-industry body Australian Organic Ltd announced an exceptional crop of ‘organic champions’: producers, processors, retailers, innovators and products – including, for the first time, wine.
Kondinin Group and ABC Rural Australian Farmer of the Year, Gippsland producer Andrew Bulmer, attributes his recent success – a 400% boost in production over 18 months – to innovation, best practices pre- and post-harvest, and some serious hard yakka.
Dr Greg Bender and his partner at Australian Soil Management are solving complex soil problems in the simple, old-school way: holistically, with compost.
Livestock farmers and Landcare participants Graeme and Wendy Ross have planted 16,000 trees and 3,000-odd seedlings on their 800-hectare property, boosting biodiversity, providing native habitat and sheltering their sheep and cattle.
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.
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.
The National Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry recognise “big ideas from young rural innovators”, with this year’s winners set to explore topics ranging from immunising honeybees to turning pig poo into tractor fuel.
This year’s Nuffield Scholars are keen to help create a better, brighter future for primary producers, across Australia and the world. Here, we introduce you to a handful of 2017’s bumper crop.