This sorghum outlook is based on the assumption of cropping after winter fallow. The benchmark for this outlook is the simulated long-term median shire sorghum yield within the broad NEAUS cropping region.
The Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre, QAAFI, Qld Government, Functional Grains Centre at Charles Sturt University, are examining opportunities for increasing the value of Australian sorghum in China.
The higher rainfall across many grain growing regions in 2016 has provided farmers with more opportunities for summer cropping. But, weeds also stand to gain from the additional soil moisture, putting additional pressure on summer fallow spraying programs.
Drier conditions protracted into November and below average rainfall was recorded for most parts of southern QLD and northern NSW cropping regions. The exception was for some parts of CQ that received average rainfall during November.
Researchers in UQ’s Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences have identified a new mechanism for how healthy cereals such as oats reduce the amount of cholesterol in the blood stream, thereby lowering the risk of heart disease.
Controls targeting one of Australia’s most significant cattle pests, buffalo flies, will be investigated in a new research project aimed at providing area-wide control and preventing its southward spread.
Established in 2012, QAAFI's Animal Science Olympics is a platform for the higher degree research students and early career researchers to showcase their research, and establish connections with their peers in animal science research and industry sectors.
Every year scientists and scholars worldwide publish their findings in academic journals and proceedings producing papers. In 2016 the papers of three QAAFI scientists were among the world's most highly cited by their peers.
A panel consisting of world leading scientists from QAAFI discussed high tech food and why consumers should be alert but not alarmed by the emerging new agricultural and food production sciences. View the video here.