Australian farming is backed by a century of soil science critical to our capability to support food production in a climate challenged future.
Researchers from The University of Western Australia have developed tools to identify plant genes
resistant to disease-causing fungi and deploy them to create more resistant crops.
A DNA test developed by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, can improve management of wild fish populations for conservation or harvest by determining the ages of fishes.
Australia is expecting a strong wheat crop this year, but that would be threatened if a large outbreak of wheat rust occurred. CSIRO, led an international effort to develop wheats with a stronger and potentially more durable level of resistance against rust diseases.
UniSA thermal energy researcher Professor Frank Bruno has been awarded almost $1 million by the Federal Government to find a solution to agricultural pollution in Australia and India.
The Future Oysters CRC-P is a case study for the success of short-term industry research collaboration, reports Matthew Brace.
A lifeline has arrived for northern Australia’s cattle farmers, who have endured almost a decade of drought, in the form of a new kind of legume.
From bee breathalysers that detect disease to AI chatbots battling body image disorders, these early career researchers are thinking big.
Researcher Ruby Chan joined the Fight Food Waste CRC as a PhD student through RMIT and she is already exploring innovative ways to use packaging more effectively to prevent waste.
“Food waste is a really huge issue, wasting about $20 billion every year in Australia alone. It’s also the third biggest emitter of greenhouse gases,” says Dr Steven Lapidge, CEO of the Fight Food Waste CRC.
New research from the Soil CRC is showing how we can naturally care for the fragile soils of Australia, the mainstay for our food, biodiversity and water future.
The University of New England’s SMART farms are outdoor laboratories where scientists and growers test out innovations that make a real difference in the field.
The CRC for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) seeks to help rice producers tap into the opportunity offered by northern Australia’s climate to meet huge Asian demand for wild rice products.
Macquarie University and global researchers have identified over 5,700 new proteins in rice and are calling for a global effort to complete the genome sequencing.
A tech-driven pest monitoring start-up run by three CSIRO scientists is tackling Australia’s biggest biosecurity barrier to trade: the fruit fly.
An agtech startup is harnessing data from remote sensing to optimise farming practices and improve food security.
Using technology to manage agriculture puts the power into the hands of the farmers.
Key conversations at Science meets Parliament helps small Australian mining and exploration companies engage and work with MPs
Drones are set to revitalize crops, preserve the environment and prevent disasters.
TechConnect connects small to medium-sized businesses with researchers developing innovative technologies on campus.
The Plant Biosecurity CRC has paved the way for a world-class plant biosecurity system based on nationally coordinated, funded and enduring science.
ANSTO is using nuclear science in a bid to understand the causes and rates of soil degradation throughout Asia and the Pacific.
Australia’s productivity is poised on a knife edge as traditional boom areas bust. But four new industries are set to take up the strain.