With such an abundance of land and produce, Australia is a significant world producer of agricultural products, including wheat, wool, beef and pork.
green farms: aussie ag innovations
Agriculture is set for a massive change to ensure we can still feed the planet while keeping it good nick for our grandchildren. Check out the agricultural innovations that are set to shake up the industry.
The Australian Government has announced the launch of the Farm Relief Tool, aimed at helping farmers in times of natural and mental stress.
The winner of the 2023 Agrifutures Research Award has been announced, and the project is set to revolutionise the poultry industry.
Stoktake is the new facial recognition program supporting the Australian farming industry, and it’s gaining international attention.
Research has revealed that propolis produced by Australian bees could be the key to unlocking a whole new industry across the country.
Experts from CSIRO have launched a new program to develop a type of wheat capable of withstanding the harsh Aussie climate.
The days of crying for your meal are over, as shoppers can now find tearless onions on their supermarket shelves thanks to a new partnership.
Scientists have developed a drought-resilient variety of Anameka Saltbush in preparation for a tough season of drought.
A decade-long project has resulted in the development of disease resistant Kikuyu grass, and Aussie farmers are celebrating.
A new report released by Rabobank highlights the challenges and improvements that farmers can expect for the 2023 dairy season.
The FastStart Cotton Establishment Award has announced its winners for the 2022/2023 season, and it seems the cotton industry is booming.
These farming apps are improving the industry by streamlining the growing process and making connections in rural areas.
A new program will seek to breed strawberries for automated picking, enhancing the capacity for tech in Australia’s farming sector.
Establishing an Australian pine nut industry has its complications, but research suggests the benefits could be better than expected.
A study has found that feeding red seaweed to cows could help reduce Australia’s methane emissions and protect our environment.
‘Bee Pest Blitz’ is the annual program motivating farmers to protect our honeybees, ensuring the future of this essential industry.
A new study has revealed that the mental health of Aussie farmers is rapidly declining. So how can we help? And what has caused this crisis?
China’s post-covid reopening is offering new opportunities for Australia’s beef industry, according to a recent report from Rabobank.
We speak to three Australians on the frontlines of the war against fruit flies: one of the world’s most destructive agricultural pests.
According to a study from Robobank, drinking milk remains crucial to Australia’s dairy industry, impacting farmers and consumers alike.
Tommerup farm has faced many ups and downs, but their continued success is thanks to agritourism, a sector overlooked for too long.
Australia has always relied on imported peanuts to feed our growing appetites, but could new research put Aussie farmers in the spotlight?
A recently released industry-outlook has predicted the state of the agricultural sector for the coming year, and there’s lots to unpack.
Australia’s potato shortage is impacting consumers across the nation. And many say there’s more to come over the next few months.
Discover the sunflower power thanks to three Aussie businesses who are using their sunflowers as popular tourist attractions.
AgriFutures has announced the seven recipients of the Rural Women’s Acceleration Grant, and they’re ready to change the world.
Organic wine is healthier for the planet and those who drink it than the conventional variety. So, why the lack of interest from Australians?
New technology, animal welfare and biosecurity measures are just some of the current and future trends in Australian agriculture for 2023.
Marron is the fine-dining fish now being celebrated by restaurants and businesses alike, and it could change the culinary landscape.
Tech startup Oceanfarmr launches Farm To Buy, a new program providing capital to Australian aquaculture businesses.
The Australian avocado industry is set to increase their trade with Japan, with plans to become more competitive on the international market.
With the development of new restaurant technologies and plant-based protein companies, Australia has developed a reputation for being an ‘agricultural powerhouse’.
The recipients of the 2022 NSW Farmers Tertiary Scholarship have been announced, and they are excited to make change in the industry.
Finalists for the 2022 Zimmatic Trailblazer Sustainable Irrigation Awards have been announced, and they’re set on protecting our water supply.
The oyster industry is a delicate operation in Australia, with many moving parts. We explore how oysters get from nursery to farm to plate, all in time for Christmas.
EWE+3 is Australia’s first sheep, camel, goat, and jersey milk cheese, coming all the way from the Scenic Rim, and it’s here to stay.
The market for beef jerky is on the rise, and Aussie farmers are doing everything they can to keep up with this new demand.
Rabobank’s partnership with George the Farmer aims to champion agricultural literacy and education amongst children in both rural and urban communities.
Introducing Dr Mary Retallack, Mr Bruce Maynard, and Mr Geoff Bassett as emerging Australian leaders in landcare projects.
An Australian cultivation calculator has been developed to help farmers assess how much cultivation work they need to make better pastures.
Australia’s dairy industry may be facing a new set of obstacles in the wake of a global pandemic, but they’re as hopeful about the future as ever.
The new FarmBeats program is using technology to find creative farming solutions. And they’re asking for help from the next generation.
Perfection Fresh is changing the tomato growing game with their state-of-the-art glasshouse facility, bringing fresh produce to our tables.
Individual farmers could increase their returns by a massive 250 per cent by using innovations that help close the gap for farming the future.
The Australian wool industry is bigger than ever, with major brands using merino wool in their products for comfort and style.
Pork has been an Australian staple for decades, and now the move towards ethical pork production is sending the industry to a whole new level
Hinkler Park Plantations is the first carbon positive business in the macadamia industry. And it’s all thanks to a few simple changes.
Over 20,000 tonnes of honey is produced by registered hives in the Australian honey bee industry. But, honey bees are more than their honey.
A financial injection of $1.5 million dollars from the Australian government will see commercial seaweed farming grow exponentially.
Although prices in the dairy industry are increasing due to record-low production, some producers say it’s time to cut out the middleman.
A new surveillance program has been announced to monitor pest species like the Varroa mite that threaten the Australian honey bee industry.
Chicks and chickens are more socially advanced than some of us might believe. Lucia Regolin delves into the behavioural patterns of chicks.
Agriculture is set for a massive shakeup to ensure we can still feed the planet while keeping it good nick for our grandchildren.
With new innovations in recycling technology, batteries can now mean recycled liquid fertiliser for the agricultural community.
Great yields of 2020-21 have been undermined by increasing difficulty accessing the workforce required to capitalise on their bumper seasons.
AgUnity is an Australian start-up changing the lives of rural, remote and low income farmers around the world.
TranspiratiONal is a sprayable and biodegradable emulsion solution developed by the CSIRO to reduce plastic waste in agriculture.
Khory Hancock is the environmental cowboy fighting for conservation and ecological protection, starting in his own backyard.
Meet Think Bio, the Australian start-up building a team of bacteria and fungi to improve global food production and sustainability.
Your Food Collective is building the blueprint for a carbon positive food system where consumers are part of the regeneration of our planet.
Agridigital is helping grain growers, buyers and traders across the world unlock new levels of growth, profit and sustainability.
Kellie Walters, CEO of VRM BioLogik Group, explains why switching to regenerative farming is the only way forward.
Using the latest ag-tech, Elle Astrup has developed a tasty solution to Australia’s ongoing obesity and health crisis – Microgreens.
Self-sufficient, carbon-neutral, and packed with protein and vital nutrients, Australian mussels could be our answer to sustainable seafood.
Catherine Velisha, Managing Director of Velisha Farms, is on a mission to inspire the next generation of female farmers.
Australian truffles are officially in season, so we’re taking a look at the history of this rare fungi and why they’re so expensive.
After decades of industry stagnation, Ewan McAsh has developed new smart technology that will transform oyster farming in Australia.
As climate change and population growth put increasing pressure on food production, space tech is becoming increasingly important in farming.
Wondering how you can reduce food waste? First, you need to understand where it comes from and who the biggest offenders really are.
There’s a huge trend towards exclusion fencing among Australian farmers. Here’s what you need to know about investing in the right gear.
Despite climactic and financial challenges, these farmers are delivering great results year on year. Their secret? Regenerative agriculture.
A new biotech breakthrough has paved the way for scientists to create GMO insects to eradicate pests and disease-carrying insects.
The Australian strawberry industry has been forced to withstand several challenges during the pandemic. But there is positive news, yet.
The Atwell Lab at Macquarie University is developing genetically modified cotton crops to help them survive the heat.
In the hills behind Byron Bay, a pioneering coffee farm is transforming the crop to cup process in the Australian coffee industry.
New research reveals how to deal with the latest agricultural threat to Australia’s farming industry, fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda).
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Phillipa Lawson, a fourth-generation farmer, shares the story of her family’s 1500-hectare property and the birth of The Pinnaroo Farmer.
As hard as Covid-19 is on humanity, take a moment to think about the European honey bee and its fight for survival against the varroa mite.
Australia’s lavender industry is about to bloom in a big way, thanks to a new partnership which could bump Aussie farmers into the international spotlight.
We go behind the scenes at Stahmann Nuts to see what makes this Australian operation such an ongoing success story.
This ancient grain is about to burst out of its boutique bubble and hit the mainstream as a new open access variety becomes available.
Australia has enjoyed a long love affair with the humble macadamia nut; known for its beautiful “buttery” taste and health benefits that range from its ability to lower your cholesterol, to keeping your hair nice and shiny.
While some farmers continue to treat their land like dirt, a small group are beginning to introduce biostimulants to create healthy, high-yielding soil.
We investigate the realities of working in the olive oil business and see how these local producers are giving the Mediterraneans a run for their money.
We take a bite out of Australia’s struggling apple industry so see if designer apples are the way forward or if the idea is flawed to the core.
If you find yourself at some of world’s top restaurants with a hankering for truffles, there’s a good chance they will have been grown Down Under.
We trace the avocado boom back to its roots and discover how “smashed avo on toast” became a hallmark of Australian brunch culture.
We speak to three Australian farmers who say their industry is going nuts and showing no sign of slowing. Who do they have to thank? Vegans, apparently.
The Australian egg industry is thwarted with debate over animal welfare, but these three farmers are changing the game for the better.
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