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Wheat stripe rust alert in NSW

NSW grain growers have been urged to send wheat stripe rust samples to the Australian Rust Survey following confirmation of a new strain of the fungus which causes the disease at two sites in Victoria’s Mallee and Wimmera regions.

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Parks and Recreation Celebration

Over forty years of teaching Parks and Recreation at Lincoln, one of the University’s renowned flagship courses, was celebrated last Wednesday night with a campus gathering of over eighty alumni and VIP guests.

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Using AI to rapidly ID pest species, biosecurity risks

Ever been fined $400 at the border for a forgotten banana and wondered about the strict biosecurity rules in New Zealand? A University of Canterbury academic is working to make it possible to instantly identify suspect insects, plants and fungi from a photo using artificial intelligence (AI) and big data.

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First Northlander goes through to Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year National Final

Jake Dromgool from The Landing in Kerikeri has became the Bayer Auckland/Northern Young Viticulturist of the Year 2018.

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Alternative Protein Reports published

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Plant & Food Research have just released their joint report on ‘The Evolution of Plant Protein – Assessing Consumer Response'.

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SA’s Samwell crowned Grower of the Year

South Australian vegetable grower and industry leader Scott Samwell has received the prestigious Grower of the Year Award, at the Hort Connections 2018 National Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner held at the Brisbane Convention Centre.

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Record entries for Hawke’s Bay Young Fruitgrower comp

Eight of Hawke’s Bay’s top young horticulturists will face off in the Hawke’s Bay Young Fruitgrower of the Year competition in Napier on 28-29 June.

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Funding round extended for Gisborne erosion control

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has announced an extension to the funding round for its Erosion Control Funding Programme (ECFP) to 13 July 2018.

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Better data removes guesswork for Tall Trees Nursery

Tall Trees Nursery has come a long way since director David Vanderuit first planted a small plot of trees out the back of the family’s quarter acre block at Balnarring, on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.

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Aeration of stored grain

Producing a high quality crop is one thing, maintaining the viability and quality of the grain during storage is another, says the Foundation for Arable Research (FAR).

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