SCA launches new sheepmeat industry leadership program

SCA launches new sheepmeat industry leadership program

The Sheepmeat Council of Australia is launching a new professional development opportunity for sheepmeat producers and others in the industry to build leadership skills and develop networks. The inaugural Sheepmeat Industry Leadership Program is part of the SCA and Meat & Livestock Australia joint initiative, ‘Building Leadership Capability for the Sheep Industry’. The initiative’s objective…

Slashing yield losses from waterlogging

Slashing yield losses from waterlogging

Tasmanian farmer and 2014 Nuffield Scholar, Greg Gibson, says there’s money to be made in better understanding the true cost of waterlogging to yield losses in farming. He says waterlogging is a significant issue in his region in northern Tasmania, where he manages his family’s 730-hectare intensive farming operation. Mr Gibson runs a cropping program…

Reduce harvest pressure and control weeds

Reduce harvest pressure and control weeds

Looking toward harvest, the pressure is on to get the timing right to maximise yield and grain quality. Delta Ag senior farm consultant, Tim Condon, says it is also a great time to be capturing weed seeds, particularly from wild oats plants that have escaped in-crop herbicides, using a non-herbicide tool to manage herbicide resistance.…

Male bees fight back against STDs

Male bees fight back against STDs

Scientists at The University of Western Australia are a step closer to protecting honey bees from a widespread disease that causes dysentery and weakens hives considerably. In a study published in the Journal of Proteome Research, a team at the UWA Centre for Integrative Bee Research (CIBER) investigated how male honey bees responded to an…