System change

A lot is written about transformational change. It’s that big idea and innovation that changes the game for producers, the industry and their communities.

Keeping vineyards cool – and grape quality high – during heatwaves

Decades of research and grower experience have transformed how winegrape growers manage their vineyards during heatwaves to prevent crop losses through berry shrivel. Wine Australia has drawn together the pertinent science and knowledge into factsheets and other extension materials, and supported the dissemination and uptake of best practice through its nationwide Regional Program. The very […]

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On-farm productivity boosted with new legume variety

A drought-tolerant perennial forage legume, the first cultivar of tedera (Bituminaria bituminosa var albomarginata) bred for Australian conditions, has significantly reduced supplementary feeding of sheep in summer and autumn, and boosted on-farm productivity. Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), the Western Australia Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, the Future Farm Industries CRC and AgriFutures […]

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Long-term, focused RD&E investment delivers a $2 billion canola industry

In the last thirty years, investment by Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and research partners in a portfolio of targeted research and dedicated extension and adoption activities has unlocked the benefits of canola in Australia and helped create an industry that generates more than $2 billion every year. In 1990–91, canola was sown over […]

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New timber opportunities secured for mid-rise buildings

Responding to a successful, evidence-based submission by Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA), the National Construction Code Volume One (NCC) 2019 extends the use of fire-protected timber construction systems in all nine classes of buildings covered by the Code – including multi-residential, hospitality accommodation, schools, retail premises, hospitals, office buildings and aged care facilities – […]

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