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Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Harvest technology Robotics
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Assistive technology in shearing: sensing

The project aims to mitigate the risk of injury to the workforce in sheepshearing and improve the process's productivity.

Multiple industries
Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Harvest technology Robotics
  • Funded by

    Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

  • Project date

    1 Dec 2022 -
    1 Dec 2023

  • Research organisation

    The University of Melbourne

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Multiple industries
Other rural industries Vegetables
Multiple technology areas
Automation Crop protection Data and AI
Research project

Disease Detection in Ginger Rhizomes

Whilst the ginger industry generates $32 million gross volume for fresh ginger and $50 million in semi - processed ginger, disease is …

Multiple industries
Other rural industries Vegetables
Multiple technology areas
Automation Crop protection Data and AI
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    31 Aug 2022 -
    21 Dec 2023

  • Research organisation

    Zondii

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Multiple industries
Sheep & lamb Wool
Machinery & hardware
Research project

SA Wild Dog Coordinator Supplement 21-22 Fencing

Additional coordination capacity in wild dog management in South Australia (SA), at a state-wide level will deliver: Supplementary funding to …

Multiple industries
Sheep & lamb Wool
Machinery & hardware
  • Funded by

    Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

  • Project date

    1 Jul 2022 -
    30 Jun 2022

  • Research organisation

    Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA)

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

Next generation wool harvesting

This project will explore the potential for developing an alternative to conventional shearing through R&D directed towards a novel approach, based on delivering a product by feed or injection, which creates a weakened zone in the fleece. The fleece can then be removed by unskilled labour or an automated high-throughput system. If successful, this project will revolutionise wool harvesting, by improving wool quality, eliminating shearer injuries, allowing producers to decide harvesting time, harvesting small numbers of sheep and improving sheep welfare.

Multiple industries
Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Harvest technology
  • Funded by

    Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

  • Project date

    30 Jun 2022 -
    30 Jun 2025

  • Research organisation

    The University of Adelaide (UA)

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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 …

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

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    27 Jun 2022 -
    14 Dec 2022

  • Research organisation

    Australian Hemp Council

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Other rural industries
Multiple technology areas
Alternative protein Animal technology Aquaculture technology Consumer health Plant science Processing & packaging Renewable energy
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Horizon scan for new market opportunities in emerging industries

This project will conduct a market analysis of emerging agricultural-related food, fodder, fibre, and fertiliser products in general and eight …

Other rural industries
Multiple technology areas
Alternative protein Animal technology Aquaculture technology Consumer health Plant science Processing & packaging Renewable energy
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    5 Apr 2022 -
    29 Sep 2022

  • Research organisation

    Centre for International Economics

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Other rural industries
Multiple technology areas
Crop protection Input management Plant science
Research project

Best practice manual for growing pomegranates in Australia

Commercial production of pomegranates in Australia began in the early 2000s and the Australian industry has now been identified as …

Other rural industries
Multiple technology areas
Crop protection Input management Plant science
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    26 Mar 2022 -
    7 Jun 2023

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Sheep & lamb
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Automation E-commerce & market platforms Traceability
Research project

On-line measurement of intramuscular fat in hot lamb carcases

An imaging needle using an established medical technology has established a positive proof-of-concept to measure Intra Muscular Fat (IMF) percentage in an un-cut lamb carcase. Intramuscular fat contributes positively to the juiciness and flavour of lamb and is a useful indicator of eating quality. This project will assist in refining the pre-commercial prototype probe under development, validate the precision and accuracy of IMF measurement and release a prototype device to an early-adopter industry partner.

Sheep & lamb
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Automation E-commerce & market platforms Traceability
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    9 Feb 2022 -
    1 Jun 2025

  • Research organisation

    The University of Adelaide (UA)

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Beef cattle
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Machinery & hardware
Research project

Feedlot Career Development and Training Strategy - cattle transport course

This project will produce seven training modules covering Cattle Transport as part of the Feedlot Career Development and Training Pathway being developed by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and the Australian Lot Feeders Association (ALFA). ALFA has identified that training in cattle transport is a high priority.

Beef cattle
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Machinery & hardware
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    31 Jan 2022 -
    30 Apr 2023

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Wild catch fisheries
Research project

An investigation of recreational fishing peak bodies in Western Australia, Victoria and Northern Territory to identify insights into models of success

The Tasmanian Association for Recreational Fishing Inc. (TARFish) has identified that its current operating model is not sustainable. Through this project TARfish will investigate three successful models of recreational fishing peak bodies - RecFishWest (Western Australia), VRFish (Victoria) and Amateur Fisherman's Association of the Nothern Territory (Northern Territory) - to learn about success factors, risks, and the pathways for future growth planned by each group that will ensure its own survival.

Wild catch fisheries
  • Funded by

    Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)

  • Project date

    16 Jan 2022 -
    29 Jun 2022

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Vegetables
Research project

Demonstrating the benefits of building capability and capacity in extension delivery in the vegetable industry

This project focuses on identifying what support extension officers require to help them develop the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to deliver effective extension to vegetable growers. It will also identify which avenues and networks vegetable growers prefer to use to gain knowledge and skills.

Vegetables
  • Funded by

    Hort Innovation

  • Project date

    11 Jan 2022 -
    12 Jul 2026

  • Research organisation

    The University of Melbourne

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Multiple industries
Aquaculture Wild catch fisheries
Research project

Designing the integration of extension into research projects: Tangible pathways to enhance adoption and impact

Researchers are experts in their field, but are not necessarily skilled in encouraging producers and growers to adopt their findings. This project seeks to best understand how to ensure that an adoption pathway is incorporated into the design and delivery of research projects. As a key outcome, researchers and extension officers will be actively engaged in the design of a theory of change to inform the pathways to adoption and impact.

Multiple industries
Aquaculture Wild catch fisheries
  • Funded by

    Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)

  • Project date

    9 Jan 2022 -
    9 Jul 2022

  • Research organisation

    Hort Innovation

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Wine
Multiple technology areas
Automation Robotics
Research project

Assessing the practicality of the robot platforms from SwarmFarm Robotics

This project will explore the use of robots to perform vineyard tasks in the Coonawarra region of South Australia, and work with STEM graduates to attract a new labour force to manage this equipment and alleviate the challenges of an ageing human workforce.

Wine
Multiple technology areas
Automation Robotics
  • Funded by

    Wine Australia

  • Project date

    1 Jan 2022 -
    30 Jun 2025

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Multiple industries
Beef cattle Cereal grains Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Input management Plant science
Research project

PDS: Improved Pasture Management Systems

This project aims to improve the pasture management systems implemented in the upper north of South Australia, by promoting better pasture options that improve the mixed farming enterprise; and demonstrating that an improved understanding of Food On Offer, including feed budgeting and the use of remote sensing pasture assessment tools, will improve overall productivity, profitability and sustainability.

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Cereal grains Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Input management Plant science
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    1 Jan 2022 -
    15 Sep 2025

  • Research organisation

    Upper North Farming Systems

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Multiple industries
Beef cattle Pasture, fodder & feed Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Plant science
Research project

PDS: Feeding Grain on Grass

This project will fund a demonstration site for producers in central west and northern New South Wales, to demonstrate the benefits of using forage and grain feed tests to develop a grain ration to supplement livestock that are grazing forage crops. Supplementary feeding increases liveweight gain and enables improved production efficiency and increased profitability.

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Pasture, fodder & feed Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Plant science
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    1 Jan 2022 -
    20 May 2025

  • Research organisation

    New South Wales Local Land Services (NSW LLS)

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Sugar
Multiple technology areas
Crop protection Data and AI Input management Plant science
Research project

Scoping studies for an integrative digital platform for sustainable sugarcane crop management (CaneMAPPS)

This project will assess what is required to develop the interactive digital platform, CaneMAPPS - Cane Mapping and Analysis for Productivity, Profitability and Sustainability - as a central point for sugarcane farm data collection, processing and reporting.

Sugar
Multiple technology areas
Crop protection Data and AI Input management Plant science
  • Funded by

    Sugar Research Australia (SRA)

  • Project date

    1 Jan 2022 -
    14 Apr 2022

  • Research organisation

    University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

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Multiple industries
Aquaculture Beef cattle Cotton Dairy Eggs Fruits Nuts Other rural industries Sheep & lamb Vegetables Wild catch fisheries Wine
Multiple technology areas
Input management Plant science
Research project

Designing the integration of extension into research projects

This project will work with researchers, extension officers, growers and farmers to develop an RD&E process which provides the best opportunities for adoption of research outputs that will benefit the end user. Phase 2 which is separate to this project aims to trial the process.

Multiple industries
Aquaculture Beef cattle Cotton Dairy Eggs Fruits Nuts Other rural industries Sheep & lamb Vegetables Wild catch fisheries Wine
Multiple technology areas
Input management Plant science
  • Funded by

    Hort Innovation

  • Project date

    24 Dec 2021 -
    10 Jul 2022

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Multiple industries
Beef cattle Pasture, fodder & feed Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Plant science
Research project

Pasture Monitoring in the Rangelands

The Producer Demonstration Site (PDS) funded by this project aims to demonstrate that routine monitoring and management of key pasture species can boost the productivity of rangelands livestock businesses. The project will engage 5 core producers and 15 observer producers responsible for managing 700,000ha, 140,000 sheep and 2,500 cattle.

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Pasture, fodder & feed Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Plant science
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    20 Dec 2021 -
    27 Aug 2027

  • Research organisation

    New South Wales Local Land Services (NSW LLS)

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Aquaculture
Aquaculture technology
Research project

Understanding water quality risk for the sustainable and efficient production of Pacific and Sydney Rock Oysters

The Macleay River is a typical oyster farming estuary that experiences a range of water quality issues. For the first time, this project will collect and analyse very detailed water quality information from this estuary that will be used to build predictive models to show the impact of poor water quality events such as flooding, bushfire runoff, acid sulphate runoff, de-oxygenated water, disease, low salinity and sewage spills on estuaries farming Sydney rock and pacific oysters.

Aquaculture
Aquaculture technology
  • Funded by

    Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)

  • Project date

    11 Dec 2021 -
    6 Jan 2026

  • Research organisation

    University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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Multiple industries
Beef cattle Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology E-commerce & market platforms
Research project

Project Proof

Animal health and welfare is a key issue for the Australian red meat and wool industries. Project Proof is a proposed biennial/triennial national tracking study designed to benchmark on-farm animal health and welfare and measure performance trends over time.

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology E-commerce & market platforms
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    10 Dec 2021 -
    30 Dec 2022

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