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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...


Study confirms Australian tea tree oil is a safe ingredient for personal care products

Australian tea tree oil is one of the most common essential oils used globally in personal care and household products, but controversial case reports from 2007 claiming children developed hormone disorders after using tea tree oil and lavender oil p...


Satellite technology shows promise to tea tree oil industry

When tea tree oil producer Ian Brown agreed to have his paddocks mapped out with satellite technology, as part of the AgriFutures' Producer Technology Uptake Program, he was happy to be involved – but didn't expect to receive such impressive yi...


Extension Officer spotlight: Belinda Billing, tea tree Extension Officer Northern Queensland

Farmacist Extension Officer Belinda Billing and her colleague Alice Moore are working with tea tree growers, oil producers and service providers to deliver industry-led extension activities in the Northern Rivers and North Queensland.


Extension Officer spotlight: Alice Moore, tea tree Extension Officer Northern NSW

Farmacist Extension Officer Alice Moore and her colleagues are working with with tea tree growers, oil producers and service providers to deliver industry-led extension activities that accelerate adoption of research and development. The project ...


Going global with Sustainable Development Goals

When a former banker and management consultant decides the best way to de-risk and build her business is to demonstrate the best sustainability credentials possible, you know going green is good for the planet and the pocket.


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 ...


Collaborative extension project set to boost tea tree industry productivity

The productivity, resilience and sustainability of Australia's tea tree oil industry is set to escalate with a new project funded by AgriFutures Tea Tree Oil Program. The Enhanced extension for the Australian tea tree industry project, led by Queen...


Twenty producer groups awarded funding to support technology adoption journey

The AgriFutures Australia Producer Technology Uptake Program has kicked off, with 20 producer groups selected to take part in a national 12 month pilot program.


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.


AgriFutures Tea Tree Oil Program researcher spotlight: Associate Professor Paul Kristiansen

Funded by the AgriFutures Tea Tree Oil Program, Associate Professor Paul Kristiansen and his team at the University of New England have commenced a scoping study to better understand current crop nutrition practices and best practice strategies. By b...


Embracing leadership, equality and the significance of International Women’s Day to Australian agriculture

For the week of International Women's Day, several of our Advisory Panel members have penned in their own words, what inspirational leadership and change looks like if we are to accelerate the gender equality agenda.


New study set to enhance understanding of tea tree oil and boost industry development

Tea tree is an Australian native plant well known around the world for its antimicrobial. Yet a lack of accessible information related to its safety, efficacy and applications has led researchers at Southern Cross University to commence a new study f...


Olive Gap Organic Farm are telling their provenance story to create a thriving business

When it comes to food and fibre, consumers want to know who produced it, where it was produced and how it was produced. AgriFutures Australia funded work has shown building provenance through storytelling is becoming critical to the success of rural ...


AgriFutures Tea Tree Oil Program researcher spotlight: Peter Entwistle

Peter Entwistle, a tea tree agronomist for North East Agriculture Services, is working with the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, QLD on a new project, funded by the AgriFutures Tea Tree Oil Program, to identify and prioritise invertebrate pes...


AgriFutures Tea Tree Oil Program researcher spotlight: Associate Professor Romy Lauche

We're shining the spotlight on Associate Professor Romy Lauche, whose research aims to map current scientific evidence for the safety, efficacy, stability and applications of tea tree oil.