Leading carp virus researcher honoured

Leading carp virus researcher honoured

CSIRO scientist, Dr Ken McColl has been recognised for the value and impact of his carp biocontrol research by being announced the 2016 recipient of the Professor Dave Choquenot Science Award for Excellence in Pest Animal Research. Andreas Glanznig, Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre (IA CRC) CEO, said that this award was extremely deserved by…

Next generation plant scientists grow to top

Next generation plant scientists grow to top

A giant two kilogram sunflower grown by Glasshouse Christian College has topped the 2016 University of Queensland Sunflower Competition. The 2.023kg sunflower topped a weigh-in at UQ Gatton campus on May 17 2016, after 3000 high school students put their plant science skills to the test in the classroom. Head of Agricultural Science at Glasshouse…

Low stress stock handling workshop

Low stress stock handling workshop

For the first time, an Aboriginal station in the Kimberley recently hosted a workshop on low stress stock handling to improve stock management and productivity. Lamboo station, 45 kilometres south west of Halls Creek in the East Kimberley, run by the Ngunjiwirri Aboriginal Corporation, plans to adopt the stock handling technique across its herd of…

Poultry industry catching next wave of growth

Poultry industry catching next wave of growth

Australia’s poultry industry is poised to “catch the next wave of growth”, but needs to focus on alternative strategies to capture new opportunities, rather than relying on increasing per capita consumption, according to a report by agribusiness specialist Rabobank. In the report, Catching the next wave of growth, Rabobank says strong growth – in both…