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Grant offers sweet opportunity for honey bee and pollination industry

Applications are now open for AgriFutures Honey Bee & Pollination Program's Industry Development Grants. Individuals and organisations involved in the honey bee and pollination industry, with an idea or project that has the potential to benefit ...


WA Hay growers encouraged to check crops for signs disease

Disease management must be front of mind for WA hay growers this season with wet conditions providing the perfect environment for Septoria avenae blotch.


Have you ever encountered the redlegged earth mite?

The redlegged earth mite is one of the most destructive pests in broadacre crops and pastures in southern Australia. Cesar Australia is calling on growers and advisors to share their experience dealing with the redlegged earth mite to guide future ma...


Equine and community dynamo Dr Catherine Chicken joins iconic rural leadership program

Catherine Chicken has been selected to participate in Course 28 of the Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP), sponsored by AgriFutures Australia's Thoroughbred Horses Program. Kicking off this month, she joins 28 other like-minded leaders acro...


Growing rice with less water and labour

With the touch of a button, De Bortoli Wines Farm Operations Manager Darrell Fiddler was able to irrigate part of his rice crop this season. He didn't have to be in the paddock. Or on the farm. Technically, he didn't even have to be in the stat...


Hay disease remains a risk for Victorian growers

Oaten hay growers are being warned to keep an eye out for red leather leaf with recent wet weather providing the ideal environment for the common foliar disease to flourish.


AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award sets new date and format for National Winner and Runner Up announcement for 2021

In light of the COVID-19 restrictions currently in place, the AgriFutures Rural Women's Award Gala Dinner & National Announcement planned event in Canberra on Wednesday, 25 August 2021 will now be conducted online on Wednesday, 20 October 2021....


Collaborative approach is fundamental to maximise RD&E outcomes in emerging industries

The AgriFutures Emerging Industries Program is encouraging industry players to work together to pool their resources, collective knowledge and face challenges with a united front to achieve strategic outcomes and gain competitive advantage. Â...


Collaboration drives a secure pollination future

An extensive four-year pollination research project has uncovered a raft of findings to educate growers on pollination resilience and optimisation.


Online extension amplifies collaboration across boundaries

Effective professional relationships are essential in bringing together researchers and other practitioners to solve the many and varied challenges facing Australian agriculture. To facilitate this, AgriFutures Australia, Agriculture Victoria and...


Collaboration opens doors to “big picture” research

Adding value to the thousands of levy payers across our industries is a key driver for research, development and extension (RD&E) at AgriFutures Australia. Now more than ever, collaboration will drive the way we deliver research outcomes for farmers ...


Capping nitrogen for export hay quality

More nitrogen isn't always better – especially in a drier year – when producing quality hay is the key to farm returns. That's according to research funded by AgriFutures Export Fodder Program as part of the National Hay Agronomy (NHA) Pro...


AgriFutures Australia receives Australian Government grant to rebuild the bushfire-devastated honey bee and pollination industry

AgriFutures Australia has welcomed a $600,000 grant from the Australian Government for research, development and extension (RD&E) to support the industry as it continues its recovery from the 2019-20 Summer bushfires.


Shape-changing bacteria evade fowl cholera vaccines

The access to open air and outdoor lifestyle that is a feature of free-range chicken farming may well be putting birds at a higher risk of an untimely death. Researchers have long understood that despite their more socially acceptable existence, f...


WA export hay growers urged to weight up nitrogen options with above average rainfall

Export oaten hay growers should be mindful of their crop's nitrogen 'sweet spot' as seasonal conditions indicate good yield potential.


Camera technology offers new vision for chicken welfare

AgriFutures Australia and the University of Southern Queensland are seeking technology partners to commercialise novel video analysis software to better detect growth and welfare indicators of poultry flocks and enhance on-farm decision making....