News & Opinion

Product innovation in horticulture: InfoVeg podcast

Product innovation in horticulture: InfoVeg podcast

3rd Nov 2017 | By Merran White, AgInnovators
In this information-packed podcast from AUSVEG's InfoVeg Radio, first aired in September 2017, researchers and growers talk about value-adding innovations in horticulture including new product and packaging solutions, post-harvest technology and management, branding and marketing solutions.
Back to the rootstock: Future Orchards walks

Back to the rootstock: Future Orchards walks

12th Oct 2017 | By Merran White, AgInnovators

Local and international experts will helm Future Orchards’ spring workshops on evaluating pome-fruit rootstocks, scheduled for southern and northern growing regions in November.

VegNET: giving growers a heads-up on the latest R&D

VegNET: giving growers a heads-up on the latest R&D

3rd Oct 2017 | By AgInnovators

The National Vegetable Extension Network, aka VegNET, works to convey key research-based information to vegie growers across Australia's major vegetable-growing regions.

PhD scholarship at UNE's SmartFarm Learning Hub

PhD scholarship at UNE's SmartFarm Learning Hub

30th Apr 2017 | By Merran White, AgInnovators

University of New England is seeking applicants for a three-year PhD research scholarship with the SmartFarm Learning Hub. Interested? Act fast: the submission deadline is 5pm on 31 May 2017.

Projects

Reducing Energy Costs in Dairy

Reducing Energy Costs in Dairy

The Reducing Energy Cost in Dairy project was funded by Australian Dairy Farmers to assist farmers in increasing their dollar return on energy investment.  The project built on previous work by NSW Farmers and Dairy Australia. Activities...

Water & Energy Nexus Initiative

Water & Energy Nexus Initiative

In 2014, the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage funded NSW Farmers to conduct a study into the connection between energy costs and usage, and water-efficient irrigation practices.

The project involved desk top research coupled...

Farm Energy Innovation Program (EEIG)

Farm Energy Innovation Program (EEIG)

The NSW Farmers' "Farm Energy Innovation Program" was delivered with the help of the Australian Federal Government between 2012 and 2015 under the Energy Efficiency Information Grants program (EEIG).
Next Gen Compost

Next Gen Compost

Next Gen Compost is a two-year project commenced in 2016 aimed at increasing the use of compost made from recycled organic waste in commercial vegetable production. The project is funded by the NSW Environment Protection Authority under its Waste Less Recycle More Organics Market Development Grant Program.

Events

2018 National Farmers Federation (NFF) National Congress

2018 National Farmers Federation (NFF) National Congress

2018-10-16T22:00:00Z - 2018-10-18T06:00:00Z
16th Oct 2018 - 18th Oct 2018
Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra.
evokeAG

evokeAG

2019-02-18T22:00:00Z - 2019-02-20T06:30:00Z
18th Feb 2019 - 20th Feb 2019
Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, Vic.

Case Studies

Farm trials show next-gen compost benefits for vegie growers

Farm trials show next-gen compost benefits for vegie growers

Trials at the Greater Sydney Demonstration Farm show that adding high-grade recycled-organics composts to soils prior to planting has a number of potential benefits for vegetable growers.

Bathurst farmer grows sweet corn using 'next gen' compost

Bathurst farmer grows sweet corn using 'next gen' compost

Bathurst mixed-farming operator Jeff McSpedden, who grows corn commercially for Simplot, turned to next-gen compost to replace biosolids, deemed a health risk.

Sydney vegie growers improve soil and yields using 'next gen' compost

Sydney vegie growers improve soil and yields using 'next gen' compost

Second-generation vegetable farmers Sam and Val Micallef switched to recycled organics compost augmented with slow-release nitrogen to produce more and better vegies for Sydney Markets.

Rejigged tariffs and equipment fixes to boost Riverina dairy farm's bottom line

Rejigged tariffs and equipment fixes to boost Riverina dairy farm's bottom line

An energy audit of Carramar dairy farm in Womboota found significant savings could be made by renegotiating the electricity tariff for the property’s water pump, optimising the performance of its power-hungry plate cooler, recovering waste heat from the chiller and installing LEDs. Simple.