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Plant science
Research project

Evaluating self-fertile varieties in block plantings for almond growers

This project is evaluating self-fertile almond varieties in block plantings to demonstrate their benefits to growers and how this system could be incorporated into existing operations, together with varietal information, to provide the greatest return
  • Funded by

    Hort Innovation

  • Project date

    8 Apr 2024 -
    1 Mar 2029

  • Research organisation

    The Almond Board of Australia

Fruits
Plant science
Research project

Breeding new rootstocks for the Australian citrus industry

The project will create new and unique germplasm, providing long-term opportunities for the Australian citrus industry to increase genetic diversity using high-performing rootstock options
  • Funded by

    Hort Innovation

  • Project date

    1 Mar 2024 -
    1 Feb 2029

  • Research organisations

    Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF)

Other rural industries
Multiple technology areas
Alternative protein Animal technology Aquaculture technology Automation Consumer health Crop protection Data and AI E-commerce & market platforms Fisheries technology Food processing technology Harvest technology Imagery Indoor agriculture
Research project

Horizon Scanning for Australian rural industries​

Australia’s rural industries must be prepared to adapt to and thrive amidst a complex and increasingly uncertain future.&…
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    20 Dec 2023 -
    16 May 2024

  • Research organisation

    Tenacious Insights Pty Ltd

Research project

Australian almond variety evaluation program

This investment runs a targeted breeding program to develop new almond varieties with improved production characteristics, while progressing the evaluation of varieties from earlier iterations of the program and from overseas breeding programs
  • Funded by

    Hort Innovation

  • Project date

    28 Jun 2023 -
    1 Aug 2028

  • Research organisation

    The University of Adelaide (UA)

Fruits
Plant science
Research project

Evaluation of New Citrus Varieties - 2022-2027

This investment independently assesses new citrus varieties under local Australian conditions to provide objective performance data
  • Funded by

    Hort Innovation

  • Project date

    9 May 2023 -
    1 Mar 2028

  • Research organisation

    New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI)

Fruits
Crop protection
Research project

Improving Australia's ability to respond to graft transmissible citrus diseases

This investment is working to arm the citrus industry with appropriate tools and knowledge to protect Australian citrus from diseases that threaten industry sustainability
  • Funded by

    Hort Innovation

  • Project date

    9 May 2023 -
    31 May 2027

  • Research organisation

    New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI)

Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Crop protection Imagery Input management IoT & smart-farming Machinery & hardware Plant science Renewable energy
Research project

Online Tool for Decision Making Pathways

This project will provide farmer-friendly tools to assist farmers in adopting innovations that reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, improve soil …
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    6 Apr 2023 -
    30 Jul 2024

  • Research organisation

    Heytesbury District Landcare Network

Cereal grains
Multiple technology areas
Crop protection Plant science
Research project

ACRCP Phase 5: Optimising genetic control of wheat rusts through identification of gene editing targets for broad spectrum wheat rust control

Plant diseases are a significant production constraint to all agricultural crops, including wheat where rust diseases remain a major threat. …
  • Funded by

    Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)

  • Project date

    3 Apr 2023 -
    31 May 2026

  • Research organisation

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Cross industry
Multiple technology areas
Input management IoT & smart-farming Plant science
Research project

Improving the Impact from Current and Future Genetic and Genomic Investments

Emerging agriculture and aquaculture industries face barriers in accessing superior genetic material for improved productivity. These barriers can be commercial, …
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    13 Mar 2023 -
    13 May 2024

  • Research organisation

    The University of Queensland (UQ)

Fruits
Plant science
Research project

Australian Strawberry Breeding Program

This investment continues the development and commercial release of superior strawberry varieties for Australian environments, including temperate, subtropical and Mediterranean-growing …
  • Funded by

    Hort Innovation

  • Project date

    20 Feb 2023 -
    1 Dec 2027

  • Research organisation

    Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF)

Multiple technology areas
Automation Crop protection Imagery Plant science
Research project

ACRCP Phase 5: Optimising genetic control of wheat rusts through improved phenotyping

The 3 rust diseases of wheat can cause untold damage. Savings due to control have been estimated at about $1.5 billion pa, …
  • Funded by

    Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)

  • Project date

    1 Jan 2023 -
    15 Apr 2026

  • Research organisation

    The University of Sydney (USYD)

Multiple industries
Sheep & lamb Wool
Animal technology
Research project

Predictors of AI Success & Semen Standards

The aim of this project is to comprehensively analyse the impact of both male and female factors on the success of artificial insemination programs in the sheep industry.
  • Funded by

    Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

  • Project date

    -
    30 Apr 2024

  • Research organisation

    The University of Sydney (USYD)

Pasture, fodder & feed
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Crop protection Input management Plant science Traceability
Research project

Evaluation and positioning of dual purpose cereals for the export hay market

Dual purpose wheat and barley hay are being investigated to provide exporters with a broader suite of fodder products and …
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    8 Nov 2022 -
    16 Mar 2025

  • Research organisation

    Agrilink Agricultural Consultants (Australia) Pty Ltd

Cereal grains
Multiple technology areas
Crop protection Plant science
Research project

The value and further evaluation of the mechanisms of weed interference of early vigour wheat genotypes

The identification and quantification of the plant allelochemicals, microbial transformation products and microbial transformants would provide critical data on the …
  • Funded by

    Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)

  • Project date

    2 Nov 2022 -
    30 Jul 2023

  • Research organisation

    Charles Sturt University (CSU)

Fruits
Research project

Building an advanced genomics platform for Australian horticulture

To remain competitive in international and domestic markets, industries need to boost the current rate of genetic improvement of crops. …
  • Funded by

    Hort Innovation

  • Project date

    28 Oct 2022 -
    15 Nov 2027

  • Research organisation

    Murdoch University

Cereal grains
Plant science
Research project

Increasing cereal yield potential through reduced floret abortion

The number of grains produced by a cereal contributes significantly to yield. Grain number is determined largely by the number …
  • Funded by

    Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)

  • Project date

    15 Aug 2022 -
    28 Feb 2027

  • Research organisation

    The University of Adelaide (UA)

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