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Free screening service to test for insecticide resistance in the redlegged earth mite

Have you noticed a chemical control failure or suspect insecticide resistance in redlegged earth mite (RLEM)? If so, we can help to test whether your local RLEM populations have developed insecticide resistance.


Grower concerns trigger research into bluegreen aphid resistance to insecticides

In response to growing concerns, AgriFutures Australia (AgriFutures), together with industry body, Lucerne Australia, has invested in preliminary research to investigate potential evolutionary resistance of bluegreen aphid populations to commonly use...


Opportunities for innovative research: AgriFutures Pasture Seed Program Open Call

This Open Call is seeking proposals that are aligned with the Pasture Seeds Program Strategic RD&E Plan 2019-2023. This plan seeks to ensure that the industry remains sustainable whilst increasing profitability of the industry and ensuring consisten...


Future-proofing Australia’s lucerne seed industry: new herbicide resistance project to inform integrated weed management

Australia's lucerne seed growers will soon learn the extent of herbicide resistance in their sector. For the first time in Australia, weed seeds will be gathered from lucerne paddocks, germinated in a controlled environment, and sprayed to ...


Farmers to benefit from new tools for sustainable redlegged earth mite control

There are few things that connect farmers like their disdain for redlegged earth mites. This common pest is one of the most destructive and economically important in the pasture and cropping sectors throughout southern Australia. With the evolu...


Meet Meredith Mitchell, AgriFutures Pasture Seeds Advisory Panel member

Meredith Mitchel is a pasture agronomist and research scientist with experience across a range of different pasture systems. Meredith brings her extensive research experience to the Advisory Panel to guide research, development and exte...


Painting the pasture seeds industry’s future: consultants, growers, researchers all play an important role on the AgriFutures Pastures Seeds Advisory Panel

Temperate legume pastures may be the quiet achievers in the agricultural sector, underpinning livestock and cropping production systems, however the science and research and development supporting the industry's profitability and sustainability is ...


Looking to the past for a sustainable future

My favourite thing about flying is looking out the window and seeing the kaleidoscope of different shapes and colours down below. The neat, square lines of fields and perfect, green circles from centre pivots are beautiful, but are clearly not natura...


Have you ever encountered the redlegged earth mite?

The redlegged earth mite is one of the most destructive pests in broadacre crops and pastures in southern Australia. Cesar Australia is calling on growers and advisors to share their experience dealing with the redlegged earth mite to guide future ma...


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 ...


Free screening service to test for insecticide resistance in the redlegged earth mite

Have you noticed a chemical control failure or suspect insecticide resistance in redlegged earth mite (RLEM)? As part of the RLEM earth mite in Australian Pasture Seed project (PRJ-013101), led by Ceasar Australia, free testing is available to establ...


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.


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.


Australian Rural Leadership Program pushes leaders to get comfortable with being uncomfortable

Riverina grain and pasture seed grower and prime lamb producer Lisa Anderson is part of the 27th annual cohort undertaking the prestigious Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP) and with one session already under her belt, she is enjoying what th...


Seed Production Success: 2020 Lucerne Variety Trial demonstrates yield improvement with less water

Funded by AgriFutures Pasture Seeds Program, Lucerne Australia's Lucerne Variety Trial year two results demonstrated an average 26% increase in clean seed yield across twenty-nine commercial and pre-release lucerne varieties under reduced irrigatio...