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EVAPORATIVE cooling systems are being used in South Australian vineyards as part of a project to protect grapes during heat waves ahead of harvest. The project is using under-canopy sprinklers in the Riverland and Coonawarra wine regions to cool vineyards at night during heat waves at...

Australia’s Coalition Government has announced its plans to expand the CSIRO’s decision support system for agricultural transit and infrastructure investments. The TRAnsport Network Strategic Investment Tool (TRANSIT) aims to inform transport infrastructure investment decisions across the agriculture sector. Australia’s Agriculture supply chains consist of distances of...

NSW Farmers has committed $20,000 to tertiary scholarships for students committed to agriculture and rural communities. Eligible students have until February 29 to apply for one of five scholarships valued at $4000 each. NSW Farmers scholarships chair and Walcha farmer Sonia O'Keefe said the association's scholarship program...

The business landscape looks vastly different now than it did 20, 10, even five years ago, and organisations have to do more and be more to stay afloat in an agile and rapidly changing environment. Boards and CEOs have to look beyond the horizon and...

Have you ever thought about the role that Australia’s livestock industry plays in alleviating poverty in developing nations? Australians generally don't think about where the origin of our food because for us, food is a ‘want’ rather than a ‘need’. We don't know what it is...

This month’s release of the Bureau of Meteorology's Annual Climate Statement confirms the dominant influence of El Niño on Australia’s climate during 2015, with warmer than average temperatures recorded across the country. Rainfall was well below average in southwest Western Australia, southeast South Australia, western to...

WHILE opportunities in trade apprenticeships have slowed in the mining sector, agricultural opportunities are increasing, said Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA, agrifood labour and skills consultant Jackie Jarvis. "As vocational students have finished school there is a huge pressure for them to get into the...