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Thinking outside the (agriculture) box to drive ag innovation

The Australian Meat Processor Corporation's (AMPC) agile approach to solving industry problems is lowering barriers to new players and increasing the potential for solutions to be rapidly developed and implemented. 

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Innovation

World-first yield forecasting technology offers avocado growers 93% accuracy

The University of New England has developed an app that makes it easier for avocado growers to forecast yields – and with greater accuracy. UNE’s CropCount team is now looking for partners to help scale CropCount to bring this advantage to other tree crop producers.

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Eggs

Resilient plants on the range

Plants (ground cover and trees) grown on free range layer farms provide a vital role by enriching the outdoor range and creating an attractive area for hens to go outdoors and explore. However, specific information on what to grow and how to go about sowing pastures and planting trees/shrubs is not easy to find for free range egg farmers, with material spread across many and varied sources.

 

Therefore, the main aim of the project was to consolidate agronomic information on the how and what to plant while also taking into consideration the main climatic zones of Australia.

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Fisheries

Tuna story to inspire new generation of fishers

The remarkable story behind the recovery of Southern Bluefin Tuna from an endangered species to a globally sustainable fishery is told in a recently released Australian documentary. 

 

The combined efforts of Australian science, industry innovation and community education have been showcased in the documentary Life on the line − The story of the Southern Bluefin Tuna, which tells the story of how these highly prized, temperate ocean dwellers were brought back from the brink of commercial extinction.

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Commercial Opportunity

Spray drift warning system a step closer to implementation

Minimising spray drift is a high priority for Australian agriculture, with the grains and cotton industries joining to develop a hazardous weather warning system to provide real-time weather data and alerts to growers and spray operators.

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Multiple industries

Automated Sheep Counting for the Live Export Industry

This project has taken artificial intelligence technology already used regularly on roads to count vehicles, to develop a system of …
  • Led by

    LiveCorp

  • Start date

    30 Jul 2018

  • Research organisation

    University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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Fruits

Mango auto harvester

Opportunity for

  • Machinery manufacturing and distribution companies interested in new products and services
  • Agronomy service companies interested in new products and services
  • Led by

    Hort Innovation

  • Opportunity type

    Licensing, Research partner, Field trial

  • Readiness
    Mid (TRL 5-7)
    Proof of concept in the laboratory then in the field resulting in the development of a minimum viable product (MVP).
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Poultry

Software for intensive and semi-intensive animal production systems

Opportunity for

  • Software companies interested in commercialising products and services for animal production systems
  • Companies interested in commercialising sensor / vision based products and services
  • Led by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Joint venture

  • Readiness
    Mid (TRL 5-7)
    Proof of concept in the laboratory then in the field resulting in the development of a minimum viable product (MVP).
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Grains

Developing wheat genetics with improved heat tolerance during grain filling (tender opportunity)

Opportunity for

  • Organisations involved in pre-breeding and breeding activities
  • Organisations with new plant breeding technologies
  • Organisations interested in R&D partnerships between commercial wheat breeders and academic researchers
  • Led by

    Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Research partner

  • Express interest by

    5:00pm (AEST) 11 June 2021

  • Readiness
    Mid (TRL 5-7)
    Proof of concept in the laboratory then in the field resulting in the development of a minimum viable product (MVP).

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Fruits Other rural industries Wine

Wine Australia

  • Location

    Australia wide

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

The Hon. David Littleproud MP launches growag.com

The Hon. David Littleproud MP launches growag.com

A game-changing online digital platform connecting the world to Australian agricultural innovation will drive investment, commercialisation and make research and development outcomes transparent for levy payers and the community. Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud said growAG will showcase success stories, research projects and commercial opportunities in one centralised location.

Investment
13 Apr 2021
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What is growAG.?

What is growAG.?

growAG. is a collaboration between the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment (DAWE) and Australia’s 15 Research & Development Corporations, often referred to as the RDC’s. It is the gateway to Australia’s agrifood innovation system, formalising a shared vision to showcase world leading agricultural research, unique technologies and commercialisation opportunities in one, easy to use location.

Investment
13 Apr 2021
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