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RNA clay offers green alternative to plant pesticides

RNA clay offers green alternative to plant pesticides

A nano-sized bio-degradable clay-comprising double stranded ribonucleic acid (dsRNA) developed by scientists at the University of Queensland could offer a cost-effective, clean and green alternative to chemical-based plant pesticides.
Neena Bhandari, SciDev.Net, Published 29th Jan 2017
Nuffield Australia: 23 new scholarships awarded

Nuffield Australia: 23 new scholarships awarded

Nuffield Australia's annual farming scholarships recognise young farmers helping to advance their chosen agricultural sectors, opening doors to a global community of likeminded scholars and experts in the field.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 23rd Nov 2016
Free ‘sure-fire’ pasture improvement guide for NSW landholders

Free ‘sure-fire’ pasture improvement guide for NSW landholders

New South Wales’ Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has released a new, comprehensive guide to growing perennial pasture that aims to help farmers boost their sustainable feed supplies and long-term profitability.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 18th Nov 2016
GRDC Weed Webinars for grain farmers

GRDC Weed Webinars for grain farmers

Effective weed management is critical to maximising planting opportunities and avoiding costly herbicide resistance on farms. The latest in a series of GRDC Weed Webinars address fallow weed control strategies using bipyridal herbicides, and managing sowthistle.
Farm drones: fad or future?

Farm drones: fad or future?

Are drones in farming a fad – a plausible excuse for many R&D groups worldwide to stick their noses in the farming trough of opportunity? Or are they an integral part of our farming future?
David Lamb, University of New England, Published 1st Jun 2015