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 […]

Imported fly performs in mating trials

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An imported fruit fly from the United Kingdom has shown great potential to biologically control the damaging horticultural pest Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly), following glasshouse trials in Western Australia. Research […]

‘BioClay’ – a ground-breaking discovery for world food security

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A University of Queensland team has made a discovery that could help conquer the greatest threat to global food security – pests and diseases in plants. Research leader Professor Neena […]