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$11m for new Queensland grains research hub

$11m for new Queensland grains research hub

South-East Queensland’s fertile Darling Downs is set to become a hub for cropping research following the announcement of an $11 million co-investment in a Grains Research.
AgInnovators, Published 5th Oct 2017
VegNET: giving growers a heads-up on the latest R&D

VegNET: giving growers a heads-up on the latest R&D

The National Vegetable Extension Network, aka VegNET, works to convey key research-based information to vegie growers across Australia's major vegetable-growing regions.
AgInnovators, Published 3rd Oct 2017
Could an egg a day help keep stroke at bay?

Could an egg a day help keep stroke at bay?

A US meta-analysis has found that while eating an egg a day has no impact on your chances of developing CHD, it could lessen your risk of stroke by 12 percent.
Published 22nd Sep 2017
RNA discovery could pump up plants’ tolerance to heat, drought and salt

RNA discovery could pump up plants’ tolerance to heat, drought and salt

Scientists at Texas A&M AgriLife Research in the US have discovered a ribonucleic acid (RNA) that boosts thale cress plants’ tolerance to environmental stressors including drought, heat and salinity – with potential to revolutionise cropping
AgInnovators, Published 22nd Sep 2017
Rural R&D on the rise across Australia

Rural R&D on the rise across Australia

According to ABARES’ Rural research, development and extension investment in Australia report, released mid-September 2017, the value in real terms of our rural RD&E has risen significantly in recent years, from $2.6 billion in 2005-06 to $3.3 billion in 2014-15. So who's funding what?
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 21st Sep 2017
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
A deadly herpes virus is threatening oysters around the world

A deadly herpes virus is threatening oysters around the world

Oysters filter seawater to feed, in the process improving water quality and the surrounding ecosystem. But what happens when the water these oysters live in is infested with disease-causing microorganisms that can harm both oysters and humans- such as the deadly OsHV1 herpes virus threatening Pacific oyster beds around the world?
Colleen Burge, University of Maryland, Baltimore County., Published 19th Sep 2017
Australia’s record-breaking winter warmth linked to climate change

Australia’s record-breaking winter warmth linked to climate change

Winter 2017 in Australia was finer and drier than usual, with average daytime temperatures the highest on record, resulting in greater risk of summer bushfires. Uni of Melbourne Climate Extremes Research Fellow Andrew King warns this could be a sign of things to come- which is not-so-fine news for farmers.
Andrew King, The University of Melbourne (UoM), Published 8th Sep 2017
Ketogenic diet extends healthy lifespan in mice – and, perhaps, in humans

Ketogenic diet extends healthy lifespan in mice – and, perhaps, in humans

US researchers have found that mice fed a ketogenic diet – sky-high in fats, low in carbs and protein – stay healthier for longer, with improved strength, coordination, curiosity and memory. Their findings could drive the development of new drugs and dietary interventions to combat age-related decline.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 8th Sep 2017
Deakin Uni converts food waste into fertiliser

Deakin Uni converts food waste into fertiliser

An innovative food-waste-conversion system trialled by Deakin University researchers in partnership with CSIRO, local and industry councils could save hundreds of tonnes of GG-emitting organic waste from landfill a year. The trial program also netted the uni a finalist’s spot in the upcoming Green Gown Awards Australasia.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 8th Sep 2017

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