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The agile art of research extension

Increasing the adoption is a pivotal part of research and development for our levied industries. Extension activities ensure our growers can adopt new technologies and innovations to help deliver real returns, foster growth and drive innovative pract...


Advisory Panel spotlight: meet Jacqueline Wilson-Smith, the new Ginger Advisory Panel Chair

Self-proclaimed herb and spice 'aficionado' Jacqueline Wilson-Smith has recently been appointed Chair of AgriFutures Australia's (AgriFutures) Ginger Advisory Panel. With 25 years' experience in innovation, strategy, research and development,...


Ginger Ninja Research Project cuts disease down to size: using artificial intelligence to detect disease in ginger seed

Kylie Templeton's family have been growing ginger in southeast Queensland since the 1940s – and in that time they've been battling fusarium on and off in tandem with running their successful operation.


Ginger growers, agronomists and researchers wanted: Applications now open for AgriFutures Ginger Advisory Panel

AgriFutures Australia is currently recruiting for an open position on the AgriFutures Ginger Advisory Panel. This opportunity is open to growers and/or consultants with direct ginger production experience who have an interest in contributing to th...


Collaboration opens doors to “big picture” research

Adding value to the thousands of levy payers across our industries is a key driver for research, development and extension (RD&E) at AgriFutures Australia. Now more than ever, collaboration will drive the way we deliver research outcomes for farmers ...


Help us shape the future of Australian agriculture

We're inviting stakeholders across all our rural industries, programs and projects to participate in our Annual Stakeholder Survey.


Innovation and applicability central to new Manager, Research Emma Hand

AgriFutures Australia's John Smith, General Manager Research has welcomed the appointment of Emma Hand in her new role as Manager, Research for AgriFutures Export Fodder, Ginger and Pasture Seeds Programs.


Reflecting on the path to sustainability of the Australian ginger industry

Big shoes to fill is how insiders describe the contribution of Dr Mike Smith and Jason Keating to the AgriFutures Ginger Advisory Panel and the Australian ginger industry more broadly. Both men say they are optimistic about what the future holds ...


AgriFutures Ginger Program researcher spotlight: Sharon Hamill

Funded by AgriFutures Ginger Program Sharon Hamill, a Senior Principal Scientist from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, based in Nambour, QLD has developed a new commercial clean planting material method using tissue culture.


Ginger industry biosecurity systems stem disease threat

The implementation of strict biosecurity protocols to combat a disease threat with potential to decimate the ginger industry has earned Templeton Farming Enterprises the 2020 Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year Award.


AgriFutures Ginger Program researcher spotlight: Zane Nicholls

Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Agribusiness Development Officer, Zane Nicholls has been working with the Australian ginger industry for the past seven years to support the sustainability, growth and prosperity of the industry. Agr...


AgriFutures Australia welcomes new Manager, Research for Rice, Export Fodder and Ginger

AgriFutures Australia General Manager, Research John Smith has welcomed Lucinda Staley to the AgriFutures team based in Wagga Wagga, NSW as Manager, Research – Rice, Export Fodder and Ginger.


AgriFutures Ginger Program researcher spotlight: Guy Coleman

This May we're shining the research torch on Guy Coleman, a researcher from the University of Sydney who's based in Narrabri, NSW. Weed control in ginger production systems is reliant on labour intensive spot-spraying and hand pulling, resulting in ...


New leadership brings a fresh perspective to the ginger industry

A new panel chair, a search for passionate growers and R&D investment focused on innovative agtech are injecting fresh ideas into the Australian ginger industry.


Ginger ninja’s out in force at the 2018 Ginger Industry Field Day

Ginger has been hailed as a "superfood" that represents the best of both worlds, combining health benefits with a unique flavour profile – there's nothing bad about ginger!


Evaluation of Ginger RD&E program reveals healthy return on investment

Evaluation of the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Ginger Research Development and Extension (RD&E) Program has revealed a healthy Benefit:Cost ratio, indicating a positive future for the growing Australian ginger industr...