Philip Davies - crown rot researcher

Philip Davies - crown rot researcher

Wheat varieties with improved resistance and tolerance to the devastating crown rot disease are edging closer to commercial reality following significant industry investment in pre-breeding research. The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has been investing in pre-breeding programs at the University of Sydney’s Plant Breeding Institute (PBI) at Narrabri for more than five years,…

Improving winegrape profitability through digital technologies

Improving winegrape profitability through digital technologies

Wine Australia welcomes the announcement by Deputy Prime Minister the Hon. Barnaby Joyce of a project to develop innovative processes for grape and cotton growers using advanced technology. The four-year project – a collaboration between Wine Australia, Cotton Research and Development Corporation and Horticulture Innovation Australia – will integrate systems capable of simultaneous measurement and…

Lights, camera, action on ferals

Lights, camera, action on ferals

The Invasive Animals CRC has opened its popular feral animal photo competition to include moving images with a ‘best footage’ category in the 2016 national contest. Jessica Marsh, Natural Resource Management Facilitator for the Invasive Animals CRC with NSW Department of Primary Industries, initiated the competition in 2010 to highlight feral animal impacts and the…