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The juice on BiteRiot: NSW growers turn fruit into profits

The juice on BiteRiot: NSW growers turn fruit into profits

In Central NSW, a region where orchards have been struggling to maintain viability, the Hall family’s Caernarvon Cherry Co (CCC) is bucking the trend, upgrading their technology to ensure premium export-quality fruit and gathering growers under the BiteRiot umbrella to improve economies of scale, minimise risk and increase market clout.
Merran White, Published 19th Nov 2014
When it comes to fruit and veg, more is better

When it comes to fruit and veg, more is better

As Aussies, we have access to a greater variety of clean, high-quality fresh produce than just about any people in the world. So you’d think we’d have been the first to heed the...
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 18th Nov 2014
Where to for global agricultural commodity prices?

Where to for global agricultural commodity prices?

The past decade has been an interesting period for global agricultural commodity prices, given that they have consistently been above long-term price trends. Whether price trends since 2001 are a result of a fundamental change in market supply...
Mick Keogh, Australian Farm Institute, Published 18th Nov 2014
Web apps to enable face-to-face virtual services

Web apps to enable face-to-face virtual services

New, flexible Web apps mean those in rural and remote locations will soon be able to access personalised, city-standard services by visiting ‘virtual counters’.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 17th Nov 2014
Super weeds beat Roundup

Super weeds beat Roundup

Farmers around the world are locked in a battle  against ' super-weeds ' that are less susceptible to the spray...
Brian Houston, AgInnovators, Published 17th Nov 2014
Precision technology to prevent phosphorus and nitrate runoff

Precision technology to prevent phosphorus and nitrate runoff

  Nitrogen and Phosphorus runoff from agriculture is a problem that was first identified in the 1960s by Canadian scientist Professor David Schindler. Although the cause and effect...
Brian Houston, AgInnovators, Published 17th Nov 2014
Portable hybrid power plant set to change regional energy use

Portable hybrid power plant set to change regional energy use

A portable hybrid power plant being trialled by a Sydney-based engineering firm could transform the renewable energy landscape in regional and remote Australia. In April 2014, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) committed $410,000...
Emma Gibson, ARENA, Published 17th Nov 2014
NSW China Strategy to support trade and investment

NSW China Strategy to support trade and investment

The NSW Government's China Strategy, published in September 2014, highlights the potential to increase agriculture exports to China and may offer some support to farmers wishing to explore these new markets.  The Strategy...
David Eyre, AgInnovators, Published 17th Nov 2014
Field robots set to make farming faster and simpler

Field robots set to make farming faster and simpler

Researchers at The University of Sydney’s Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) are developing intelligent systems to do everything from detecting and weeding out pests to assessing, tending to and harvesting fruit and veg.
Merran White, Published 17th Nov 2014
Sustainable prawn-feed additive boosts quality and size

Sustainable prawn-feed additive boosts quality and size

A natural, sustainable prawn food additive based on pond-grown, self-replenishing marine microbes is producing bigger, better quality prawns without depleting wild fish stocks.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 17th Nov 2014

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