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    Landcare in Focus -Apr 11, 2019
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    By David Littleproud MP, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud MP. Today more than ever, farmers deserve to be rewarded for the services they provide for the national good – like biodiversity stewardship and carbon sequestration. That’s why I’ve announced a $30 million pilot to incentivise farmers for these services. The pilot will run across different regions and different commodities as we test whether farme...
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    Landcare in Focus -Apr 11, 2019
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    Dr Shane Norrish, CEO Landcare Australia Landcare Australia chief executive officer, Dr Shane Norrish Technological innovation offers enormous potential in land management. Emerging technologies are helping farmers and Landcarers to adapt to the continuous challenges they face in managing our country’s natural resources, with positive results. Investing in technology, and how we use it, offers an opportunity to better understand changes in the landscape and ultimately become bet...
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    The partnership between USQ and John Deere is enabling research to help lift farm productivity and develop the next generation of agricultural technologies. Photo: USQ Photography. Spray weed technology developed by University of Southern Queensland (USQ) researchers will soon be in use on John Deere machinery. The technology, which is able to distinguish between weeds and crops in sugarcane, horticulture and cotton crops, will be installed on high clearance sprayer booms after USQ succes...
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    Landcare in Focus -Apr 11, 2019
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    Core samples taken in 2018 comparing (from L to R) the aerated, control and SoilKee strips. For the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (WGCMA), helping improve farm productivity while reducing the impact on the environment is a key part of natural resource management. WGCMA’s Healthy Soils Sustainable Farms project aims to educate and assist farmers to improve their soil management, particularly in terms of nutrients, plants and grazing practices. The project incorporated ...
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    Landcare in Focus -Apr 11, 2019
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    By Aaron Ingham, CSIRO; Greg Bishop-Hurley, CSIRO and Paul Greenwood, NSW Department of Primary Industries Wearable sensor technologies such as the eGrazor offers opportunity to better manage cattle and their environment. Demand for meat and dairy products worldwide has been booming. According to the World Health Organisation, annual meat production in particular was projected to increase from 218 million tonnes in 1997-99 to 376 million tonnes by 2030. The demand has been ...
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    Landcare in Focus -Apr 11, 2019
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    The AgTech Solutions report offers agtech solutions worth adopting. Innovation in agriculture is not a new phenomenon, in fact Australian farmers are considered among the most innovative in the world. Research by AgriFutures Australia has uncovered barriers to agtech adoption and ways farmers and other sector stakeholders can create valuable agtech solutions. The AgriFutures Australia funded report Accelerating the development of agtech solutions worth adopting, by advisory firm AgTh...
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    By Peter Brenton, Atlas of Living Australia A sighting of the blue-banded bee uploaded to the ALA by Anthony Katon in NSW. The Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) is the national biodiversity data facility. It brings together biodiversity data from thousands of sources and makes it accessible to researchers, policy makers, natural resource managers, industry, educators and the general public. The ALA is funded by the Australian government through the National Collaborative Research Infra...
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    Landcare in Focus -Apr 11, 2019
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    Demonstrating the testing of turbidity levels at Neerim South wetlands. Did you know every creature leaves traces of DNA in their surrounding environment, through skin cells, hair, scales and other bodily secretions? Known as environmental DNA, or eDNA for short, it is a new way of detecting wildlife that Victorian-based company, EnviroDNA is at the forefront of. Using innovative technology, scientists are able to extract DNA from a sample of water and use it to identify the animal, ...
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    Landcare in Focus -Apr 11, 2019
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    By Michelle Young, Sustainable Farms Project On-farm field days provide real examples of actions to improve productivity. Photo: Sustainable Farms project, ANU. In a win-win for everyone involved, a project run by the Australian National University (ANU) is helping farmers to improve the productivity, profitability and biodiversity on their farms while also improving farmers’ wellbeing. The Sustainable Farms project is founded on 20 years of research and monitoring on more than ...
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