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Crop protection
Research project

SITplus: Raising Qfly sterile insect technique to world standard

This is a large and complex program, involving researchers and activity across the SITplus consortium. The overall intent is to …

Cross industry
Crop protection
  • Led by

    Hort Innovation

  • Start date

    22 Jun 2015

  • Research organisation

    Macquarie University

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Wool
Research project

Promoting welfare solutions for Australian Merinos

Surgical mulesing is a painful husbandry procedure, carried out to minimise the risk of breech flystrike throughout life of a …

Wool
  • Led by

    Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

  • Start date

    18 Jun 2015

  • Research organisation

    The University of Sydney (USYD)

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Cereal grains
Consumer health
Research project

Next Generation Healthy Rice

Under this project, a rapid method for ranking rice genotypes for their starch digestibility properties was developed. The development of …

Cereal grains
Consumer health
  • Led by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Start date

    15 Jun 2015

  • Research organisation

    Charles Sturt University (CSU)

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Cereal grains
Plant science
Research project

Australian Rice Partnership 2

This investment underpins the development of improved rice varieties and rice cereal technology to meet the needs of growers, industry …

Cereal grains
Plant science
  • Led by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Start date

    15 Jun 2015

  • Research organisation

    New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI)

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Other rural industries
Plant science
Research project

Quinoa as a new crop in Australia - stage 2

This project endeavours to establish quinoa as a crop in Australia by providing varieties, an agronomic package including weed control …

Other rural industries
Plant science
  • Led by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Start date

    15 Jun 2015

  • Research organisation

    Western Australian Agriculture Authority, a body corporate established under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007

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Cereal grains
Crop protection
Research project

Improved genetic solutions for management of yellow spot in wheat

This project is the second phase of a significant research effort to provide improved genetic solutions for yellow spot (YS) …

Cereal grains
Crop protection
  • Led by

    Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)

  • Start date

    1 Jun 2015

  • Research organisation

    Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) [WA]

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Multiple industries
Cereal grains Oilseeds Pasture, fodder & feed Pulse grains
Crop protection
Research project

UA00158 - Mechanisms, evolution and inheritance of resistance

Herbicide resistance in weeds is a major threat to cost-effective grain production. Understanding the factors that contribute to herbicide resistance …

Multiple industries
Cereal grains Oilseeds Pasture, fodder & feed Pulse grains
Crop protection
  • Led by

    Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)

  • Start date

    1 Jun 2015

  • Research organisation

    The University of Adelaide (UA)

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Pasture, fodder & feed
Crop protection
Research project

Potential exotic virus threats to Lucerne seed production in Australia

Plant viruses cause significant economic losses in agriculture and may pose biosecurity risks to lucerne production and seed exports. A …

Pasture, fodder & feed
Crop protection
  • Led by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Start date

    1 Jun 2015

  • Research organisation

    The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Pasture, fodder & feed
Plant science
Research project

Improved subterranean clover seed production from multiple disease resistance

This project will identify new genes and Quantitative Trait Loci (QTLs) for resistances to the most important foliar and root …

Pasture, fodder & feed
Plant science
  • Led by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Start date

    1 Jun 2015

  • Research organisation

    The University of Western Australia (UWA)

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Aquaculture
Multiple technology areas
Aquaculture technology Fisheries technology
Research project

Understanding flesh colour variation in Atlantic salmon: Molecular mechanisms and genetic effect

This project made critical findings on flesh colour variation in Atlantic Salmon in Tasmania. The investigation into the correlation of colour variation with high seawater temperature delivered new insights into thermal tolerance and genetics in Atlantic salmon, and their performance in a context of climate change and global warming.

Aquaculture
Multiple technology areas
Aquaculture technology Fisheries technology
  • Led by

    Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)

  • Start date

    31 May 2015

  • Research organisation

    University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

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Other rural industries
Crop protection
Research project

Pests and diseases of truffles and their tree hosts in Australia

This project was undertaken to assist the relatively new Australian agriculture industry of truffle production identify key pest and disease …

Other rural industries
Crop protection
  • Led by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Start date

    29 May 2015

  • Research organisation

    Western Australian Agriculture Authority, a body corporate established under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007

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Multiple industries
Cereal grains Oilseeds Pasture, fodder & feed Pulse grains
Crop protection
Research project

UA00156 - Emerging weeds (Seed-bank biology of emerging weeds)

Changes in farming systems, weed management practices and climate have contributed to the change in weed flora on Australian farms. …

Multiple industries
Cereal grains Oilseeds Pasture, fodder & feed Pulse grains
Crop protection
  • Led by

    Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)

  • Start date

    1 May 2015

  • Research organisation

    The University of Adelaide (UA)

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Multiple industries
Cereal grains Oilseeds Pasture, fodder & feed Pulse grains
Input management
Research project

Deep placement of nutrients

Extensive research has focussed on demonstrating the quantum of crop responses with different crop species at different nutrient addition rates …

Multiple industries
Cereal grains Oilseeds Pasture, fodder & feed Pulse grains
Input management
  • Led by

    Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)

  • Start date

    1 May 2015

  • Research organisation

    The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Other rural industries
Food processing technology
Research project

Improved tenderness of alpaca carcasses using combined processing techniques

This project will:- 1) determine the effects of applying two processing techniques to improve tenderness of alpaca carcasses. 2) develop Australian …

Other rural industries
Food processing technology
  • Led by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Start date

    1 May 2015

  • Research organisation

    The University of Sydney (USYD)

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Multiple industries
Cereal grains Oilseeds Pasture, fodder & feed Pulse grains
Input management
Research project

Innovative approaches to managing subsoil acidity in the western region

Soil acidity is one of the few soil constraints to agriculture for which there is a profitable solution. However, treatment …

Multiple industries
Cereal grains Oilseeds Pasture, fodder & feed Pulse grains
Input management
  • Led by

    Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)

  • Start date

    1 Apr 2015

  • Research organisation

    Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) [WA]

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Essential oils
Consumer health
Research project

Scientific evidence to support TTO within the EU/SCCP cosmetics framework

This project will provide a dermal penetration study for tea tree oil with the aim that the European Union Scientific …

Essential oils
Consumer health
  • Led by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Start date

    13 Mar 2015

  • Research organisation

    Australian Tea Tree Industry Association Ltd (ATTIA)

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Multiple industries
Cereal grains Oilseeds Pasture, fodder & feed Pulse grains
Input management
Research project

Evaluating testing methods for phosphorus and potassium soil reserves

Long-term cropping with only partial replacement of nutrients removed in harvested product results in rundown of soil nutrient reserves. Reserves …

Multiple industries
Cereal grains Oilseeds Pasture, fodder & feed Pulse grains
Input management
  • Led by

    Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)

  • Start date

    1 Mar 2015

  • Research organisation

    University of New England (UNE)

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Wool
Research project

Lifetime Productivity (AMSEA) Project

AWI and the Australian Merino Sire Evaluation Association have teamed to deliver the 10-year (2015-25) Merino Lifetime Productivity Project. The …

Wool
  • Led by

    Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

  • Start date

    1 Feb 2015

  • Research organisations

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Murdoch University, New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI), The University of Western Australia (UWA)

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Animal technology
Research project

National Animal Biosecurity RD&E Strategy Implementation Project

Good biosecurity practices are essential to support the sustainability of Australia’s livestock industries. The aim of the National …

Animal technology
  • Led by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Start date

    12 Jan 2015

  • Research organisation

    Animal Health Australia (AHA)

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