Living mulch builds soil and profits

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Living mulch is a system farmers can use to benefit both profits and the soil. While the system has been around for a while, scientists at the University of Georgia […]

Spotlight on agriculture’s emerging industries

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Did you know it’s possible to milk a camel? Did you know there’s a type of fruit grown in Western Australia that’s an ancient Chinese delicacy? Well, take note, because […]

Effective Resistance Management Strategies are vital

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As pests, weeds and diseases continue to be major threats to the profitability and sustainability of Australia’s farming sector, it is crucial that agronomists and farmers continue to manage pest […]

Smashing the avocado bottleneck

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A method of supplying 500 times more avocado plants to industry than is currently possible has been invented by University of Queensland (UQ) researchers. The new stem cell multiplication method […]

Key to drought tolerant crops may be in the leaves

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A solution to help farmers to grow crops in dry areas or during stretches of drought may depend on breeding and cultivating plants that protect themselves with a thicker layer […]

Cracking the code of megapests

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For the first time, researchers from the CSIRO have mapped the complete genome of two closely related megapests, potentially saving the international agricultural community billions of dollars a year. Led […]

More yellow spot resistance genes discovered

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Resistance to one of the most damaging wheat diseases, yellow spot, has been bolstered with the discovery of 11 new genes that will help make future varieties less susceptible to […]

A new tool for spray drift management

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Pests, weeds and diseases are a constant threat to our nation’s food, feed and fibre production, making the use of crop protection products essential in Australia and around the world. […]

Lessons learnt from big data use in America could cut costs for Australian farmers

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A study of big data use in America has revealed the potential for decision agriculture to significantly cut farm costs and improve outcomes to meet consumer demands and regulatory requirements. […]

WA agricultural expertise aids Bangladeshi food security

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Western Australian innovation has helped to transform agricultural production in Bangladesh through an international capacity building project to aid the adoption of more efficient, effective and sustainable farming systems. The […]