News: Agriculture, food and wine
Australia’s position as the world’s largest exporter of lamb and mutton is under threat from other international suppliers – China has three times our production capacity and our neighbours in New Zealand have high-quality produce, threatening our current position.
Gene editing in the beef industry could provide significant new strategies for producing far superior livestock. It could be used to produce cattle that are heathier, more environmentally resilient and allow for higher levels of animal welfare by eliminating the need for painful common procedures.
Our researchers are supporting South Australia’s primary producers by turning their waste into high-value products, potentially worth over $100m per annum.
It appears that how you use water is more important than how much you use when trying to protect vines from the impact of heatwaves.
Our researchers have found yeasts that naturally occur on wine grapes may improve wines produced in warmer climates.
The correct type of cover crop does not adversely affect vine yield and performance, a current research project has found.
Plant-based liquids have been called milk for centuries.