How can seaweed change the world? For one thing it can superpower the Australian science industry, and academic and business is calling for a roadmap to capitalise on innovation.
Murdoch University scientists and collaborators are investigating the best method and time to administer micronutrients to biofortify wheat crops
An Australian space start-up will experiment with growing plants on the moon by sending a capsule containing carefully selected seeds and ‘resurrection’ plants, along with sensors, a camera and water on a commercial lunar lander travelling to the moon in 2024.
Administered by The University of Queensland, the collaborative research initiative aims to develop tools to improve plant productivity and resiliency.
Signal processing techniques detect vital signs in wildlife from drone footage.
The collaboration will build on current research efforts to harness and apply cutting-edge science and expertise to WA’s unique challenges and opportunities to contribute to our national and international agricultural priorities.
The UQ-led Food and Beverage Accelerator (FaBA) project will receive $50 million Trailblazer funding over four years to boost growth and innovation in the sector, potentially creating thousands of new jobs.
A strong collaboration of industry, government and the community set a new standard in successfully eradicating citrus canker from the Northern Territory and north-west Western Australia.
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.