Stimulating adoption of new technologies, knowledge and farming practices is core to the success of Australia’s RDCs. It’s central to what we do.

Extending the life and productivity of grapevines

Grapevine trunk diseases such as Eutypa and Botryosphaeria dieback contribute to grapevine decline, reducing a vine’s productivity and longevity, and causing considerable economic loss to the Australian wine industry. Back in 1999, it was estimated that Eutypa dieback cost South Australian growers up to $2800 per hectare through lost production. Recent case studies where Eutypa-affected […]

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Improved nutrient management delivers for sugarcane growers and the environment

Sugarcane growers have saved on average $100 per hectare after participating in the Cane to Creek Project, which was delivered by Sugar Research Australia (SRA) and co-funded by SRA and the Australian Government’s Reef Trust Partnership and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. As well as financial benefits to growers, the program also delivered environmental benefits, […]

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BladeStop™ puts a stop to serious blade injuries

Bandsaws are one of the most dangerous pieces of cutting equipment used in protein and industrial applications, where operator injuries and amputations are common. The R&D challenge was to develop a system for the meat industry that improves safety and reduces the risk of serious injury and amputation by mechanically stopping the blade when the […]

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LIVEXCollect standardises industry adoption of animal welfare indicators

To meet the changing expectations of its members, the regulator and the Australian community, the livestock export industry has shifted to measuring animal welfare on board livestock ships as a measure of performance, rather than counting how many animals make it to their destination alive. However, assessing the welfare of animals – as opposed to […]

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