Climate change and extreme weather events are already impacting our food, from meat and vegetables, right through to wine. In our series on the Climate and Food, we’re looking at what this means for the food chain. The Conversation
Queensland’s macadamia industry is booming, with this year’s harvest expected to bring record returns for growers and the release of four new varieties that are predicted to deliver up to 30 per cent higher yields.
Michael Netzel (QAAFI) was invited by the UQ Global Engagement office to join the networking morning tea event with the Bavarian Ministry for Education, Science and the Arts and their accompanying academic delegation on Friday the 3rd of March
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.