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Cowpea aphid infestations linked to photosensitisation in thoroughbred horses

Horse owners are urged to check pastures regularly and take necessary precautions to prevent Cowpea aphid outbreaks on their lucerne or lucerne mix pastures to reduce the likelihood of photosensitisation occurring in their horses


Two weeks to go: Become a future rural leader with the AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship

University students have less than two weeks left to apply for the 2021 AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship, with applications closing on Friday, 15 January 2021.


Gary Sansom Scholarship aims to attract the best and brightest to the chicken meat industry

The prestigious Gary Sansom Scholarship aims to uncover future chicken meat industry leaders and champion important research working to boost the productivity and sustainability of chicken meat production.


AgriFutures Chicken Meat Program supports Nuffield Scholarship to enhance ongoing animal welfare

Kelly McTavish’s research project for her 2021 Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarship will investigate emerging trends and technologies in farming systems around the world to facilitate enhanced animal welfare outcomes for the long-term prosperity ...


Fresh new approach to deliver holistic answers back to the Australian Chicken Meat industry

The AgriFutures Chicken Meat Program Open Tender is now open. The Open Tender is a fresh new approach for the AgriFutures Chicken Meat Program’s research, development, and extension (RD&E) investments.


A new framework demystifies agtech for agribusiness

2019 WA AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award winner Belinda Lay and her project “Fitbits for Sheep” started her on an agtech journey that made it necessary to develop a knowledge framework that helps agribusinesses to better understand agtech and th...


Reflecting on 2020 with 2016 Rural Women’s Award National Winner, Sophie Hansen

Between the ongoing drought, NSW’s worst bushfire season on record and a global pandemic – 2020 has truly been a year that no one saw coming. For Sophie Hansen, 2016 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award National Winner, the only way to survive was t...


Giovanna Webb’s dedication to enriching Indigenous lives

In 2013 Giovanna Webb took home the prestigious title of AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award National Winner for her vision to empower Indigenous women to upskill and challenge themselves within the crocodile industry. Giovanna shares her inspiring sto...


AgriFutures Hemp Industry researcher profile: Dr Bronwyn Blake

Hemp is an emerging industry in Australia and has enormous potential as a value-added crop. But to date, regulations do not permit livestock which have grazed on hemp to enter the food market. The AgriFutures Australia project Opening the gates to he...


Seed Production Success: 2020 Lucerne Variety Trial demonstrates yield improvement with less water

Funded by AgriFutures Pasture Seeds Program, Lucerne Australia’s Lucerne Variety Trial year two results demonstrated an average 26% increase in clean seed yield across twenty-nine commercial and pre-release lucerne varieties under reduced irrigatio...


WA honey shows medical potential

Patients presenting to doctors with chronic wounds may one day be treated with an ointment containing honey from certain species of Western Australian plants. That’s the quietly held dream of microbiologist Dr Kate Hammer, The University of Western...


Going global with Sustainable Development Goals

When a former banker and management consultant decides the best way to de-risk and build her business is to demonstrate the best sustainability credentials possible, you know going green is good for the planet and the pocket.


Survey results show a positive outlook by those in agriculture

Recent results from the annual AgriFutures Australia Stakeholder Survey reveal 89.2% of people involved in our agricultural industry remain very positive about the future of Australian agriculture. Consistent with 2019 results, and in spite of drough...


Renae Bice: Life after the Horizon Scholarship Program

Even though AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship Alumni Renae Bice has always been drawn to the economic side of farming, she never imagined she’d step out of university and into a bank. Armed with a degree in Agricultural Business Management, a wealth ...


Fighting pests with fungi: Using natural fungi to control lesser mealworm in Australian chicken sheds

New research supported by AgriFutures Australia is optimising the use of an alternative control measure for the lesser mealworm based on live fungi.


Big opportunity to sell our ‘clean and green’ credentials

The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been around for just five years and have already become the standard for measuring and reporting business, industry and country-level sustainability credentials. Australia is well placed...