Increasing size of harvest pie

Increasing size of harvest pie

The costly and significant problem of sugarcane harvest losses will receive a major research investment boost, thanks to a new $5.5 million announcement as part of the Commonwealth Government’s Rural R&D for Profit Programme. Losses from mechanical sugarcane harvesting have been conservatively estimated to cost the Australian sugarcane industry $150 million per year. Deputy Prime…

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…

Rich pastures for growth

Rich pastures for growth

Investment in northern agriculture central focus of the Northern Australia Food Futures conference in Darwin. CSIRO researchers will join more than 300 industry and government representatives to discuss the sustainable development of the north. Northern Australia, comprising 40 per cent of Australia’s land mass, is already the world’s fifth largest beef and sugar exporter, with…

Art of wool

Art of wool

After the success of 2015’s The Art of Wool exhibition, held at Armidale’s New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM) in NSW, Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) – in collaboration with NERAM – has announced a list of new cities and venues to host the exhibition during 2016 and 2017. The Art of Wool exhibition is presented…