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Other rural industries
Multiple technology areas
Alternative protein Crop protection Harvest technology Input management Machinery & hardware Plant science Processing & packaging
Research project

Best practice manual for growing, harvesting and storing Industrial Hemp (Cannabis sativa) in Australia

The Australian Hemp Council (AHC) is a formal association of Australia's IH growers and crop consultants including personnel from state …
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    28 Jun 2022 -
    17 Mar 2023

  • Research organisation

    Australian Hemp Council

Cross industry
Research project

Framework for Strategic Australia-India Partnership in R&D and Trade

To build an effective partnership mechanism through an Australia India Centre for Excellence (CoE) for horticulture to facilitate new R&…
  • Funded by

    Hort Innovation

  • Project date

    27 Jun 2022 -
    15 Apr 2025

  • Research organisation

    P2P Business Solutions Pty Ltd

Wine
Plant science
Research project

Genetic diversity of Australian wine grapevine germplasm

Grapevine planting material represents a major investment and critical production asset for the Australian wine industry, but the genetic diversity that is present in Australia is poorly understood. Furthermore, while grapevine cultivars can be unequivocally typed by ampelography and/or genetic tests, clonal identification solely relies on the tracing of supply records to the point of origin. Such records are not always available or reliable, particularly for older accessions. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) provides the most highly detailed methodology for defining grapevine cultivars and more importantly, clones of those cultivars.
  • Funded by

    Wine Australia

  • Project date

    17 Jun 2022 -
    30 Jun 2024

  • Research organisation

    The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI)

Wine
Plant science
Research project

Transformative microbiological inputs for innovative winemaking

Wine is the ultimate culmination of a plethora of complex biological processes. Accordingly, most inputs (even when excluding grape must) are biologically based and include commercial yeasts, bacteria and enzymes used in processing. Classically, the development of improved biological inputs has resolved around phenotypic selection, in which organisms with improved characteristics are specifically chosen for further use or as a breeding stock. As selection relies on genetic variation, mutagenesis is often used to increase the pool of variation available. However, standard mutagenesis/selection is a random process, in which isolates with the required alteration must be identified from a background of thousands of strains. Classical strain development is therefore resource intensive, which ultimately limits the scope of research that can be undertaken.
  • Funded by

    Wine Australia

  • Project date

    17 Jun 2022 -
    30 Jun 2026

  • Research organisation

    The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI)

Multiple industries
Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Traceability
Research project

Zondii On farm Wool Classing

Using patented scientific technology the project aims to enable producers to scan wool in-shed and detect micron, colour and crimp of the wool, by creating machine learning models accessed by affordable non-connected devices. This project will benefit the producer by providing real time wool test results cheaper and quicker than current laboratory options, allowing more sheep to be tested.
  • Funded by

    Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

  • Project date

    31 May 2022 -
    30 Jun 2022

Fruits
Plant science
Research project

New varieties for Australian banana growers

This investment is identifying banana varieties from global breeding programs with TR4 resistance and evaluating their performance in Australian conditions.
  • Funded by

    Hort Innovation

  • Project date

    11 May 2022 -
    13 Dec 2026

  • Research organisation

    Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF)

Forestry
Plant science
Research project

Sustained productivity gains in softwood plantations through enablement of single-step genomic selection

This project forms part of a series that aims to at least double the rate of genetic gain in pine tree breeding in Australia. This project will focus on the extensive network of trials and orchards in the Gippsland region of Victoria to further implement cutting-edge single-step genomic selection, provide pedigree and identity assurance for the radiata pine breeding and deployment populations, and deliver new, high-throughput sample processing methods.
  • Funded by

    Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA)

  • Project date

    30 Mar 2022 -
    30 May 2024

  • Research organisation

    Treebreeding Australia

Wild catch fisheries
Research project

Resolving the biological stock structure of southern ocean crab fisheries

A good understanding of fish stocks is essential to ensure sustainable harvest and reduce risks of overfishing, but this information is lacking for Australian giant crab and giant spider crab fisheries. This project aims to identify key stocks of the crabs and their dispersal pathways across southern Australia, and provide a set of management recommendations that will promote more informed and sustainable fisheries.
  • Funded by

    Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)

  • Project date

    28 Feb 2022 -
    30 Mar 2024

  • Research organisation

    Deakin University

Fruits
Plant science
Research project

Identifying new resistance genes for Panama Tropical Race 4

This project will identify new genetic material associated with resistance to the banana disease Panama Tropical Race 4, with the aim of developing a range of molecular markers. These will be used to screen germplasm in international breeding programs to identify lines and varieties that will ultimately be used by Australian banana growers.
  • Funded by

    Hort Innovation

  • Project date

    3 Feb 2022 -
    30 Nov 2024

  • Research organisation

    The University of Queensland (UQ)

Wine
Multiple technology areas
Crop protection Plant science
Research project

National Grapevine Collection Coordinator

Wine Australia has developed a strategic framework for the management of Australia’s grapevine germplasm resources. This project seeks to …
  • Funded by

    Wine Australia

  • Project date

    1 Jan 2022 -
    1 Jan 2025

  • Research organisation

    Foundation Viticulture

Cross industry
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Aquaculture technology Automation Consumer health Crop protection Fisheries technology Harvest technology Imagery Indoor agriculture Input management Machinery & hardware
Research project

Services to Develop the Producer Technology Uptake Program Community of Practice Resources

This project is aimed at identifying and where required (and within the available budget and timeframe) developing content, tools and …
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    9 Dec 2021 -
    28 Apr 2022

  • Research organisation

    Price Rural Management Pty Ltd

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Sheep & lamb
Animal technology
Research project

Building faster and improved genetic evaluation tools and systems

This project will further amplify the cumulative and permanent genetic gains in the Australian red meat industry, investing in genetic evaluation of new traits such as methane output and novel measures of animal welfare and resilience, along with more specific measures of consumer acceptance and nutritional value traits.
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    30 Nov 2021 -
    1 Mar 2027

  • Research organisation

    University of New England (UNE)

Fruits
Plant science
Research project

Genetics of Fruit Sensory Preferences

This project is exploring how the sensory qualities of fruit, such as taste, smell, look and feel contribute to consumer preferences, purchasing and consumption of fruit, and feeding that information into breeding programs to improve fruit varieties for both the grower and the consumer.
  • Funded by

    Hort Innovation

  • Project date

    2 Nov 2021 -
    15 May 2026

  • Research organisation

    Griffith University

Multiple industries
Aquaculture Natural capital assets Other rural industries
Multiple technology areas
Aquaculture technology Renewable energy
Research project

Overcoming propagule supply bottlenecks for seaweed production

Asparagopsis taxiformis, a red seaweed, seems to be the most effective species of macroalgae to reduce methane production in Australian livestock. To support the Australian livestock sector to reduce its emissions footprint by adding it to animal feed, there is an urgent need and significant commercial incentive to rapidly develop next-generation ways to propagate, farm and process Asparagopsis taxiformis at scale. This project will develop micropropagation tools for seaweed farming. By using plant tissue in small amounts, micropropagation can produce large numbers of disease-free plants in a short period, using small spaces.
  • Funded by

    Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)

  • Project date

    14 Oct 2021 -
    30 Oct 2022

  • Research organisation

    University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Cereal grains
Multiple technology areas
Crop protection Plant science
Research project

Introducing a new major effect gene for crown rot resistance into Australian wheat

Fusarium crown rot of wheat is estimated to cost the Australian grains industry $404 million per year in lost yield. There …
  • Funded by

    Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)

  • Project date

    1 Oct 2021 -
    28 Feb 2025

  • Research organisation

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Fruits
Plant science
Research project

Australlian citrus breeding program

This new investment is focussed on developing varieties for Australian citrus growers. By building on existing knowledge and a pipeline …
  • Funded by

    Hort Innovation

  • Project date

    15 Sep 2021 -
    15 Aug 2026

  • Research organisation

    Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF)

Wine
Plant science
Research project

Sequencing Australian wine grapevine germplasm

This is the first phase of a project which aims to sequence and analyse all of the commercial grapevine germplasm in Australia. This will provide a complete dataset that encompasses the breadth of genetic diversity in grapevine that is available to Australian grapegrowers and winemakers and will provide the knowledge base required for cultivar and clone identification services.
  • Funded by

    Wine Australia

  • Project date

    1 Sep 2021 -
    30 Jun 2022

  • Research organisation

    The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI)

Wine
Plant science
Research project

SAWIDS Clonal mapping of Pinot Noir

This project will use DNA sequencing to develop a genetic database for commercially relevant Pinot Noir clones, to verify the clonal material held in Australian germplasm collections and source blocks (vines of known virus status and identity which are used as material for propagation). This will enable valuable commercial Pinot Noir vineyards lost in the Adelaide Hills bushfire of December 2019 to be replaced with verified, true-to-type clonal material.
  • Funded by

    Wine Australia

  • Project date

    1 Sep 2021 -
    30 Jun 2022

  • Research organisation

    The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI)

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