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New R&D for profit program presents enormous opportunity for sugar cane growers and millers

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This program will deliver broad benefits across many of Australia's rural industries. The first announcement is only the first round. A second application process is due in coming months.

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Australian wine exports continue to rise in volume and value

Australian wine exports continue to rise in volume and value | Rural Research and Development | Scoop.it
The Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA) supports a competitive wine
sector by investing in research, development and extension (RD&E), growing
domestic and international markets and protecting the reputation of
Australian wine.
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Positive results for the wine industry through sustained efforts.

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Innovation: Adoption And Diffusion In The Age Of Social Media

Innovation: Adoption And Diffusion In The Age Of Social Media | Rural Research and Development | Scoop.it
In today’s edition of Back to Marketing Basics I’d like to talk about innovation, more specifically about adoption and diffusion. Adoption and diffusion are arguably more important than new produ…
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This is a marketer's view of innovation adoption and diffusion, but the same issues apply in rural R&D. The question is really about how do you facilitate an end-user to apply the results of research efforts, what form does it need to be packaged, and what do you need to have associated with it to move from the early adopters and to the majority. And then how do you do this quickly, and repeatedly.

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Innovation and Modernising the Rural Economy | OECD READ edition

Innovation and Modernising the Rural Economy | OECD READ edition | Rural Research and Development | Scoop.it
This book show how innovation can take place in rural areas and how the modern rural economy differs from the traditional rural economy and metropolit (Innovación y modernización de la Economía rural (Fte: OECD)
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Farm to Tablet: New Apps Show Technology's Potential in Rural America - Government Technology

Farm to Tablet: New Apps Show Technology's Potential in Rural America - Government Technology | Rural Research and Development | Scoop.it
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Farm to Tablet: New Apps Show Technology's Potential in Rural America
Government Technology
The leader of a local tech start-up doesn't hail from MIT or Silicon Valley, but a farm in Carroll County, Ind.
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Really interested to finds out if how Australian farmers are exploring the use of apps. Smart phones and tablets are driving changes in the way we farm. Coverage for mobile phone and wireless internet still an issue for many.

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Survey shows Kiwi’s support for aquaculture | Aquaculture Directory

Survey shows Kiwi’s support for aquaculture | Aquaculture Directory | Rural Research and Development | Scoop.it
The Ministry for Primary Industries has today released the results of a survey asking New Zealanders what they think about our aquaculture industry. MPI Acting Director of Aquaculture Growth and Innovation, Alice Marfell-Jones, says the findings are positive.

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Rural Women's Award for 2015 kicks off, entries sought from across the state - Agriculture - General - News - The Land

Rural Women's Award for 2015 kicks off, entries sought from across the state - Agriculture - General - News - The Land | Rural Research and Development | Scoop.it
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This is a terrific program run by the Rural Industries RDC

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Ramsays win MLA Challenge thanks to business transformation - Agriculture - Sheep - General News - The Land

Ramsays win MLA Challenge thanks to business transformation - Agriculture - Sheep - General News - The Land | Rural Research and Development | Scoop.it
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Solar option cuts costs - Magazine - Equipment and Technology - General - The Australian Dairyfarmer

Solar option cuts costs - Magazine - Equipment and Technology - General - The Australian Dairyfarmer | Rural Research and Development | Scoop.it
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New research in fight against powdery mildew - ABC Online

New research in fight against powdery mildew - ABC Online | Rural Research and Development | Scoop.it
New research in fight against powdery mildew ABC Online Dr Alan Little, from the Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls at the University of Adelaide, says the research has opened the way for the development of new lines of barley with resistance...
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Ag resources trialled in schools - Stock & Land

Ag resources trialled in schools - Stock & Land | Rural Research and Development | Scoop.it
Ag resources trialled in schools Stock & Land After the Federal Government injected $2 million of funding towards the cause earlier this month, Primary Industries Education Foundation (PEIF) and Agrifood Skills Australia have begun to develop a...
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Ensuring dairy cow welfare with increasing scale

Ensuring dairy cow welfare with increasing scale | Rural Research and Development | Scoop.it
A national survey has gone out to dairy farms this week to find out what the real animal welfare issues are.
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Mungbean mood on upswing - Agriculture - Cropping - General News - The Land

Mungbean mood on upswing - Agriculture - Cropping - General News - The Land | Rural Research and Development | Scoop.it
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Another Australia agricultural success story underpinned by quality research, development and extension investment.

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New sugar varieties for Australian can growers and millers

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http://www.sugarresearch.com.au/icms_docs/217140_SRA_releases_new_varieties_to_benefit_growers_and_millers.pdf

 

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Piglets don't need to be weaned early according to University of Adelaide research

Piglets don't need to be weaned early according to University of Adelaide research | Rural Research and Development | Scoop.it
Piglets don't need to be weaned early, according to research from the University of Adelaide.
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Rural broadband boosts income and jobs, according to study - TelecomsTech

Rural broadband boosts income and jobs, according to study - TelecomsTech | Rural Research and Development | Scoop.it
Rural broadband boosts income and jobs, according to study
TelecomsTech
A team of researchers led by Brian Whitacre from Oklahoma State University has found that broadband access provides a significant economic lift to rural areas in America.
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Research wanted on a fertility control for wild dogs

Research wanted on a fertility control for wild dogs | Rural Research and Development | Scoop.it
Western Queensland grazier calls for research into fertility control for wild dogs.
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Data linkages for rural and remote health research

Pulse+IT Magazine - Australasia's First and Only eHealth and Health IT Magazine (Data linkages for rural and remote health research http://t.co/nJ9Pf2XMAE)...
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Flocking to ewe management course - Agriculture - Sheep - General News - The Land

Flocking to ewe management course - Agriculture - Sheep - General News - The Land | Rural Research and Development | Scoop.it
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Weed-killing swarms of farming robots?

Weed-killing swarms of farming robots? | Rural Research and Development | Scoop.it
Researchers say 'swarms of robots' could replace big farm machinery in the future.
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On-farm grain storage in the spotlight - The Land Newspaper

On-farm grain storage in the spotlight - The Land Newspaper | Rural Research and Development | Scoop.it
On-farm grain storage in the spotlight
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The event was funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation, as part of their Grower Solutions program, and run by NSW Department of Primary Industries.
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Growers to vote on new fruit fly levy - ABC Online

Growers to vote on new fruit fly levy - ABC Online | Rural Research and Development | Scoop.it
Growers to vote on new fruit fly levy
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Fruit growers are set to vote on a new levy for the Sunraysia region in Victoria.
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Six jobs per one agriculture studies graduate

Six jobs per one agriculture studies graduate | Rural Research and Development | Scoop.it
One agriculture studies student says there are 6 jobs waiting for each graduate.
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There are great careers in ag, and it is terrific to see passionate, engaged and enthusiastic people coming into these industries.

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DPI visit good news for berry growers - Coffs Coast Advocate

DPI visit good news for berry growers - Coffs Coast Advocate | Rural Research and Development | Scoop.it
DPI visit good news for berry growers Coffs Coast Advocate Department of Primary Industries development officer (blueberries), Phil Wilk, will provide information to growers on how they can maximise their yield while reducing fertiliser application...
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