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  • Can native Australian essential oils play a role in promoting the gut health of newly-hatched chicks? Researchers at UQ are investigating the benefits of essential oils for animal welfare, productivity and sustainability in the Australian poultry industry.
  • After decades of study, UQ researchers have identified a genetic solution to the problem of sorghum lodging and falling down, which affects 10 per cent of sorghum crops each year. Prof David Jordan said lodging was when the stems of plants carrying high grain yields were weakened by loss of water.
  • Agriculture has entered a new era where advanced, multidisciplinary sciences are harnessed to meet consumer demands for safe, ethically and sustainably produced foods, according to the incoming director of a key research institute.
  • In this episode of the Women Finding Success podcast, UQ's Professor Neena Mitter talks about her journey and career as a researcher from Delhi to Australia, her respect for food and agriculture, and the impact her research has on sustainable solutions for food supply and crop protection.
  • Food Leaders Australia facilitated the first Meet Up of the year for the Agtech and Logistics Hub, showcasing an exciting new space for the Agtech industry.
    This was the first public viewing of the Agtech and Logistics Hub home at FKG's Witmack Precinct which will grow the agricultural value chain through the development of innovation and technology.
  • The Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre is delighted to announce the appointment of Ms Francesca Goodman-Smith to the role of Transform Program Leader to drive growth in transforming food waste into higher value products, effective 6 April 2021.

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