Floodwaters turn cars into death traps

Floodwaters turn cars into death traps

Engineers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have discovered just how easily cars can be washed away by even the smallest currents – making the crossing of floodwaters a dangerous and potentially life-threatening decision. A team at the UNSW Water Research Laboratory has been testing how small and large cars behave when they…

Victorian agribusiness set to grow and sprout

Victorian agribusiness set to grow and sprout

Agricultural and aspiring agribusiness entrepreneurs will be given a shot in the arm thanks to a $1 million investment announced by the Victorian Government. Victorian Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford, launched the new agri-tech accelerator program SproutX at Marcus Oldham College in Geelong  and is encouraging innovative thinkers to apply for support to help make…

Good news in latest crop report

For the first time since 2007–08, winter crop production is forecast to increase across all states, according to the latest Australian Crop Report by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (Abares). Acting Abares Executive Director, Peter Gooday, said winter crop production forecasts were very positive, thanks to very favourable seasonal conditions…