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AGRICULTURAL INSIGHT News List

Agricultural Domain to Define ‘Close Contact’

According to a proposal being discussed by the national cabinet, only people who reside with a confirmed COVID-19 case would be listed as close contacts. Prime Minister Scott Morrison declared Omicron had ushered forth a “new phase” in Australia’s fight against COVID-19, and the federal government will subsidise quick antigen tests. As the number of cases […]

2022-01-17

mRNA Vaccine Capacity Steps Up

By the first quarter of 2022, Victorian scientists hope to have perfected Australia’s first mRNA vaccine. The vaccine was produced over a five-month period by Monash University researchers, and phase one clinical trials are set to begin in January, according to Victorian Medical Research Minister Jaala Pulford. The reports are flowing in as the federal and […]

2022-01-17

The Agricultural Domain Attempts to Predict Future Supply Chain Weaknesses

The National Farming Association urges the government to stop reacting to supply chain disruptions and has proposed a method for anticipating the unforeseeable. Throughout the epidemic, supply networks have been stressed and proven to be deficient, with a lack of rapid-antigen tests rendering food aisles barren across the country. The National Farmers’ Federation wants to […]

2022-01-17

New Herbicide Fuels Excitement in Australia

The trial results for BAYER’s soon-to-be-released herbicide Mateno are optimistic. Along with pyroxasulfone and diflufenican, the medicine will include aclonifen, a method of action that is new to Australia. The three modes of action would target various root and shoot zones, according to Rick Horbury, Bayer Australia’s head of market development. Mr Horbury noted that […]

2022-01-17

High Technology Opportunities in Urban Australia

High-tech horticulture is being used in metropolitan locations around the world for a variety of reasons, including economic development. Community involvement and environmental advantages are two things that come to mind when thinking about this project. Vertical farm systems, container farms, and other similar systems are now being witnessed on a global scale.  According to […]

2022-01-17

Supply Chain Operations Hampered Due to Omicron

The Omicron variant has highlighted the strain that COVID-19 has been exerting on Australia’s supply networks, as well as possibilities to make the operations and markets more resilient. The main question would be whether state and federal governments have the foresight to take the required steps today to ensure that the supply chains operate more […]

2022-01-17

Australia’s Organic Farms Retain the Title

Following an Australian Government announcement today calling for public comment on the topic, Australia’s $2.6 billion organic business is celebrating a milestone in establishing a statutory standard for use of the term “organic.” Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud, a long-time supporter of improving and streamlining Australia’s organic regulatory framework, made the announcement, which will allow […]

2022-01-14

Urea to be Produced Locally to Avoid Shortages

Australia announced on Monday that it has reached an agreement with fertiliser maker Incitec Pivot to safeguard local supply of urea, which is required to make a diesel additive used in vehicles, while China restricts fertiliser exports to keep domestic prices stable. According to Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor, Incitec Pivot will increase manufacturing of technical […]

2022-01-14

VEGOILS-Palm Tracks Weaker Rival Oils

Malaysian palm oil futures dipped on Friday, followed lower-cost competing oils, although speculators profited after the contract hit an all-time high over labour shortage concerns. At the midday break, the flagship palm oil contract FCPOc3 for March delivery on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange fell 71 ringgit, or 1.38 per cent, to 5,090 ringgit ($1,218.14) […]

2022-01-14

Agriculture Loses Out Due to Tremendous Heat

According to a new study from the Institute of Physics, billions of working hours have been lost globally due to extreme heat. Exporters are concerned that as the world warms, the trend will intensify. Excessive heat and humidity cost the economy more than 675 billion labour hours per year. The study reveals that annual worker […]

2022-01-14

Research Helping Agricultural Domain Save Water

Shade netting and high-density planting are two water-saving technologies being promoted for Western Australian vegetable and fruit growers. Research results on research projects looking at using water more efficiently to minimise costs and improve productivity, profitability, and sustainability were presented at the WA Horticulture Update 2021 in November last year. More than 120 growers and […]

2022-01-14

Disaster Prevention Projects to be Funded Every Year

Labor has pledged to devote $200 million each year to disaster mitigation and resilience, from a $4.7 billion reserve that the administration has refused to use, according to the party. If elected, opposition leader Anthony Albanese claimed his party would restructure the Emergency Disaster Fund, investing in flood levees, sea barriers, cyclone shelters, evacuation centres, […]

2022-01-14

Grains Facing Weekly Losses: A Cause for Concern?

On Friday, the values of soybean and corn in Chicago lost more ground, with both markets expected to close the week down due to rain projections in drought-stricken South American producing areas. Wheat is set to drop for the third week in a row due to a better supply outlook. As of this week, the most active […]

2022-01-14

Australia’s Tree Nut Industry: The Growth and Development

The tree nut business in Australia continues to be a national roaring success. The industry contributes significantly to the Australian rural and regional economy, with a farm gate value of over AU$1 billion in 2018. The tree-nut business is currently undergoing its most massive development in a decade, with new plantings taking place across the […]

2022-01-14

Search for Dairy Innovations Rages On

South-west With the launch of Victoria’s first dairy innovation challenge, farmers will have the opportunity to discuss and promote their ideas and creations. The DemoDAIRY Foundation has launched the South West Victoria Dairy Innovation Challenge (DDF). Milk harvesting, farm operations and management, fodder production and harvesting, sustainability, and the environment are all areas where new […]

2022-01-13

Revolutionary Autonomous Tractor on Debut

With the introduction of John Deere’s first autonomous tractor for broad acre systems, the global equipment business has begun off 2022 with a boom. The machine, which combines a John Deere 8R tractor, a TruSet-enabled chisel plough, and a GPS guidance system, will be available for a short time in the United States this year. […]

2022-01-13

Regional Cities Require Rail, Air and Arts Funding

To keep up with the surge in tree-changers, regional cities are urging the federal government to invest in their infrastructure and cultural institutions. Since the pandemic began, data obtained by Infrastructure Australia in the first quarter of 2021 revealed a 200 per cent rise in net migration to the regions. Regional Capitals Australia stated in […]

2022-01-13

Are Backpackers Really Safe in Australia?

In a recent court report, serious injuries suffered by UK backpackers working on Bundaberg fields owned by the world’s largest macadamia grower were highlighted. The labourers were hurt in 2018 while working as casuals on Saratoga Holdings Pty Ltd’s plantations. A manager was operating a tractor with a skirting attachment, which had five enormous blades […]

2022-01-13

Summer Lamb Campaign: A Tremendous Uproar

Meat and livestock are two types of livestock abundantly found in Australia. With its take on Australia’s isolation during the epidemic, Australia’s annual summer lamb campaign set tongues wagging. However, few people are aware of the complexity of work that goes on behind the scenes. There were many things at play leading up to the broadcast […]

2022-01-13

Calling all Wine Lovers! Top 21 Vineyards Announced

The top 50 nominees for the 2021 Vineyard of the Year have been announced, with South Africa leading the way with 20 competitors. The Vineyard of the Year Awards was established in 2020 with the goal of putting vineyards around the country at the centre of the Australian wine storey and community. Judges selected 50 […]

2022-01-13