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Rural women help drive Australia's booming ag sector, says Minister Anne Ruston

Rural women help drive Australia's booming ag sector, says Minister Anne Ruston

The productivity and profitability of Australia's agriculture sector owes much to the contribution of rural women, including some notable female leaders, said the nation's Assistant Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources Anne Ruston on International Women's Day 2018.
AgInnovators, Published 8th Mar 2018
New US fertiliser industry report shows sustainability gains

New US fertiliser industry report shows sustainability gains

According to the 2017 State of the Fertilizer Industry report from TFI, the US industry made gains in safety, sustainability and environmental responsibility in 2016, with firms along the value chain reporting improved water efficiency, lower GG emissions, less wasted heat and more research into reducing run-off.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 3rd Mar 2018
100,000+ sterile Qflies dropped on Adelaide in biotech attack

100,000+ sterile Qflies dropped on Adelaide in biotech attack

Hundreds of thousands of sterile Queensland fruit flies were dropped from planes over the Adelaide region on 2 March 2018, launching an ambitious national plan to reduce the numbers of this costly, endemic crop pest.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 2nd Mar 2018
New checklists help farmers assess their suitability for solar pumping irrigation systems

New checklists help farmers assess their suitability for solar pumping irrigation systems

Thinking of investing in a grid-connected or hybrid solar-diesel pumping system? Before you open your wallet, ensure you're buying the best system for your needs by completing NSW Farmers’ new, free checklists for solar irrigation quotes.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 2nd Mar 2018
Method that cuts sugarcane emissions gets global prize

Method that cuts sugarcane emissions gets global prize

A Brazilian scientist who developed a method that cuts harmful nitrous oxide emissions from sugarcane cultivation by 95 percent has netted the International Fertilizer Association’s prestigious Norman Borlaug Award.
Washington Castilhos, SciDev.Net, Published 2nd Mar 2018
Cows go to the beach, too

Cows go to the beach, too

It’s bulls vs bull sharks: South Africa’s Nguni cattle have been hanging out on the world’s most dangerous beach for more than 500 years – and Melbourne-based photographer Chris Rimmer has created 20 striking portraits of the phenomenon....
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 1st Mar 2018
$8m to flow to water-saving projects across Australia’s interior

$8m to flow to water-saving projects across Australia’s interior

Under the federal government’s Interim Great Artesian Basin Infrastructure Investment Program, a cool AU$8 million will flow to projects conserving water across regional and remote parts of NSW, Queensland, SA and NT – with NSW projects first off the block.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 1st Mar 2018
Fast-growing grain farmers take out Farmer of the Year award

Fast-growing grain farmers take out Farmer of the Year award

Matthew and Rachel Hinkley, grain farmers who’ve expanded their productive acreage by 400 percent in 13 years, received top gong in The Weekly Times Coles 2017 Farmer of the Year Awards, announced on 22 February 2018.
AgInnovators, Published 25th Feb 2018
Aussie start-up goes global with blockchain tech for world’s poorest farmers

Aussie start-up goes global with blockchain tech for world’s poorest farmers

Aussie start-up AgUnity, already boasting of a string of wins for its blockchain-based AgLedger app, which helps boost efficiency and income for some of the world’s poorest farmers, will go global in 2018, pitching to major investors at the World AgriTech Innovation Summit in San Fran and at the Global Future Agro Challenge in Turkey.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 18th Feb 2018
New emoji a marketing win for Australia’s mango industry

New emoji a marketing win for Australia’s mango industry

On 8 February, the worldwide authority for emojis, Unicode, announced the release of its first-ever mango emoji in June 2018. The addition follows a vigorous social-media campaign funded by Australia’s mango growers over the 2016-17 season.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 16th Feb 2018

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