Soil microbes underpin a healthy planet. We’ve used next-gen DNA sequencing to map Australia’s soil microbiome. Our map is being used for forensics, agriculture, conservation and more.
Over the past 50 years these six-legged friends have been on a roll, helping us clean up the 280 million cow pats produced daily in Australia.
Most farmed prawns are fed wild-harvest fishmeal, contributing to strain on global fish stocks. Our scientists have created a plant-based solution that also makes the prawns healthier and grow on average 20–30 per cent faster.
We’ve helped to develop cotton varieties that increase productivity, reduce insecticide use and are the most water efficient in the world.
With approximately 74 million sheep in Australia – and more than a billion worldwide, managing the welfare of large flocks of sheep is a big logistical problem for farmers. Tracking individual sheep could be the answer.
Australia’s wheat harvest has stalled over the past 26 years, and worsening weather is to blame.
Mice began breeding a couple weeks early this spring, so our experts are anticipating a plague by autumn. But how can two weeks make such a difference? And are mice really that big a problem?
Methane concentrations in the atmosphere are growing at a faster rate than any time in the past 20 years.
If you can’t make it to the upcoming AgCatalyst 2016, here are the top 5 next big things in food and agriculture.