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Plant Virus Detection, Scent Training Honeybees, Heading off Flystrike Risks

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'Extraordinary efforts' needed to stem the tide of plastic pollution

At least one billion people worldwide would be needed to take part in a global clean-up to reduce plastic waste.

Plant virus detection improves, protecting Victorian borders

Agriculture Victoria is in the trial stages of developing an Australian-first method to improve plant virus detection.

Weevils spell trouble for Patersons curse

Local producers could save money and boost weed control this spring by checking Patersons curse plants for insect damage before they spray weeds, according to NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Local Land Services (LLS).

Scent training honeybees could boost crop pollination

If you want a dog to hunt something down, it helps to let them sniff an item to pick up the scent. Now researchers have found that honeybees might work in a similar way.

Take action to head off flystrike risks

Sheep producers have been reminded to monitor their flocks for signs of flystrike and to take immediate action to protect the welfare of their animals and flock profitability.

Research shows potential of gene editing in barley

An international team of plant scientists have shown the potential to rapidly improve the quality of barley grain through a genetic tool known as CRISPR or gene editing.

Green Cities Initiative to help transform agri-food systems, end hunger and improve nutrition

Field days to explore high rainfall crop potential

One Region, One Health: Limiting threats to food and health security

Google and FAO launch new Big Data tool for all

Shark Bay Festival to focus on seagrass devastated by heatwave


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