APVMA relocation to Armidale becomes official

Aug. 8, 2019 | 2 min read
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) headquarters has officially opened in Armidale.

New thinning agent shines in first season

July 29, 2019 | 3 min read
A new fruit thinning agent - Brevis - has passed its first season with flying colours offering a more flexible application window than currently available options.

Developing new tick management tools

July 25, 2019 | 3 min read
MLA‑funded research is aiming to deliver a new, once‑per‑season‑dose cattle tick vaccine to producers.

Agtech jobs on offer in farm robot company

July 22, 2019 | 2 min read
A team of specialised agtech robot designers and builders will be recruited in Central Queensland following grant funding from the Queensland Government.

UPL unviels global identity and vision

July 18, 2019 | 5 min read
UPL has unveiled its “living” brand, revealing a bold new company identity. The new brand brings its OpenAg purpose to life, with the objective of having the world’s first open agriculture network.

Elders flags $187m AIRR takeover tilt

July 16, 2019 | 2 min read
Elders has made a $10.85-per-share, half-scrip, half-cash bid for Australian Independent Rural Retailers in a deal that values the enterprise at $187 million.

Mandatory pain relief for mulesing in Victoria looks set to become a reality

July 15, 2019 | 3 min read
Victoria is set to become the first state in the country to introduce mandatory pain relief for mulesing.

Gallagher ups investment in Aussie agritech company

July 15, 2019 | 1 min read
Melbourne agritech company Agersens says it has raised $14.75 million capital including cash from existing investors such as NZ’s Gallagher Group.

Elders strengthening horticulture investments in technical services

July 10, 2019 | 2 min read
Building on its position in Australian horticulture was one of the aims for iconic agribusiness Elders at this year's Hort Connections.

Wheat myth comes a cropper

June 27, 2019 | 2 min read
The myth that modern wheat varieties are more heavily reliant on pesticides and fertilisers than older varieties has been debunked by new research.

Using next generation genetic testing to give growers a competitive boost

June 21, 2019 | 2 min read
QUT has partnered with Hort Innovation under the Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative (PBRI) to advance the use of next-generation genetic sequencing technologies, giving Australia’s horticulture sector a competitive boost through faster access to new plant stock.

ACCC warns Ruralco takeover could lead to higher prices for farmers

June 14, 2019 | 2 min read
The competition watchdog has highlighted "competition concerns" with the $469 million takeover of agricultural merchandiser Ruralco by global agribusiness Nutrien, warning of the potential for higher prices and decreased services for farmers.

Australia's winter crop forecast to jump 20 per cent says national forecaster ABARES

June 12, 2019 | 3 min read
Australia's winter crop will jump 20 per cent after a drought-ravaged season last year, according to the national forecaster. In its first crop report of the year, ABARES today tipped this year's winter crop to reach 36.4 million tonnes.

Sydney team awarded $1m industry grant for new cattle vaccine

June 10, 2019 | 2 min read
A team of scientists at the University of Sydney have been awarded a $1 million grant by Meat and Livestock Australia to fund new vaccine development for feedlot cattle.

To treat, or not to treat seed for Russian wheat aphid

June 5, 2019 | 4 min read
Cereal growers in Queensland and northern New South Wales are being advised to carefully evaluate the need for seed treatments to protect against Russian wheat aphid (RWA) this season.