The hybridisation of two of the world’s major pest species into a new and improved mega-pest threatens crops such as corn, cotton, tomato and soybean.
Farmers’ business management and leadership skills will increasingly become the key determinant in running successful agricultural operations in Australia, Rabobank CEO Peter Knoblanche has cautioned the industry.
Rabobank Australia & New Zealand Group has announced the appointment of Jillian Segal AM to its boards.
BioLumic, creator of the world’s first crop-yield enhancement system using UV light, has announced the close of $6.34m in Series A funding.
With EasyPilot, the manufacturer of multi-equipment carriers and harvesters, Grégoire, has created a sensor-assisted automatic line guidance system that boasts a precision of 3 cm without needing a GPS position signal.
Working with CSIRO and FIAL, a NSW farming family is vertically integrating and turning an ancient grain into marketable food products.
RNA interference has given the world potatoes that don’t go brown, animal feed that’s easier to digest, safflower with high oil content and more.
An expert Technical Advisory Committee has been appointed to review the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock.
Australian agriculture has emerged as the fastest growing sector and the largest contributor to national GDP growth in 2016-17, cementing its position as one of the economic powerhouses driving the nation. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, said the agriculture sector grew the fastest of all 19 industries in … Continue reading Agriculture now largest contributor to national GDP growth
The Western Australian Government has claimed more than 1,500 of the state’s workers will miss out on long-term jobs because of a lack of Federal funding for an irrigation project.
Australia’s agriculture sector will benefit from the use of the latest digital technology including drones and long-range sensors as part of a new industry partnership. Agribusiness, Ruralco, has linked up with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to develop data-driven solutions for more efficient and sustainable farming. Around $1.5 billion is invested each … Continue reading Drone and sensor technology coming to Australian farming
Australian fruit and vegetable growers have been warned by a visiting US horticulture expert that while the quality of their produce is “better than ever before”, the demands of the average consumer now starts at “perfection”. In Australia this month to meet with local growers, Rabobank’s California-based senior fruit and vegetable analyst Dr Roland Fumasi … Continue reading “Perfection” now just the starting point for Australian fruit and veg
Farmer Power, has just launched two fund raising campaigns in partnership with APCO Australia to help promote and fund an educational campaign for the public and as a signal to the government to inform them on the issues within the dairy industry. According to the news release by Farmer Power, they have said that the financial … Continue reading Farmer Power launches new fund raising campaigns
Technavio market research analysts forecast the global automated food sorting machines market to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of close to seven per cent during the forecast period, according to their latest report. The research company’s analysts highlight the following three market drivers that are contributing to the growth of the global automated food sorting machines … Continue reading Automated food sorting machines to grow at seven per cent CAGR by 2021
New technologies could see us eating algae-based sources of protein, developing allergenic-free nuts and tolerable varieties of lactose and gluten, and reducing environmental impact through edible packaging. Speaking at the launch during the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology’s (AIFST) 50th Anniversary Convention in Sydney, Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Craig Laundy , highlighted … Continue reading CSIRO maps out Australia’s food future
Australia’s food industry is taking a hit by the ongoing energy crisis, according to the agriculture industry. A warning has been fired that the country’s ability to deliver affordable food and fibre is at threat, as federal and state energy ministers met to discuss the industry’s future. The Council of Australian Government’s energy council meeting in … Continue reading Clean energy target ‘critical’ for Australia’s agricultural future
Food Standards Australia New Zealand has called for submissions on a proposal to amend maximum residue limits for certain agricultural and veterinary chemicals.
Australia is planning temporary trade conditions for uncooked prawns as the end of an enforced six-month suspension is anticipated. The department of agriculture and water resources is pencilling interim import conditions to allow the “safe resumption of trade in uncooked prawn and prawn meat”. The ban was declared on January 6 by the director of … Continue reading Australia sets new trade conditions following prawn ban
Food is important for our survival, which is why all living beings have developed an urge for high energy foods, like those high in sugar and fat. Historically, this hadn’t been an issue, as energy dense foods weren’t always as available as they are today. But in modern societies, we not only have easy access … Continue reading The connection between junk food packaging and addiction
Arrow Energy has announced plans to double the production capacity of its Tipton gas project in Queensland amid an east-coast industrial gas shortage. The planned expansion of Arrow’s Tipton operations is expected to involve 90 new wells in the initial phase and another 180 wells over the next 25 years. It will also include new gathering … Continue reading Arrow Energy set to fix manufacturers’ energy woes