Visionary entrepreneurs with ideas for developing and commercialising innovative agricultural technology projects ‘pitched’ their ideas to the AgTech Investment Conference in Toowoomba, Qld, yesterday.
The Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) is recommending the water recovery target for the Northern Basin be reduced from 390 gigalitres (GL) to 320GL as long as the Australian, Queensland and NSW governments commit to implementing a range of measures aimed at improving water management in the north and helping the environment.
Central Queensland (CQ) University Bundaberg students Branyon Apel and Polani Shadur have won $10,000 with their prototype of a Flexible Fertigation Pump System for orchards and farms, as part of the Telstra Innovation Challenge 2017.
The NSW Department of Primary Industries Water (DPI Water) has announced the release of additional groundwater allocations in 42 groundwater sources across the State.
The Australian cotton industry has welcomed a move by the Federal Government to direct the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to review retail electricity prices.
Queensland Murray–Darling Basin irrigators will soon be able to apply for a share of $31 million in Coalition Government funding to upgrade on-farm water infrastructure, under a new round of the Healthy HeadWaters programme.
With heatwaves, dry spells and floods affecting many parts of the Australian grainbelt in recent months, gauging subsoil moisture in the lead-up to planting the 2017 winter crop is likely to be trickier than ever.
Irrigated land in southern NSW is in hot demand from investors and family farming operations as the region’s cotton industry expands.
The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has welcomed finalising of funding arrangements for the Federal Coalition’s $650,000 commitment to re-examine a visionary project that would divert south-east Queensland’s treated waste water for agricultural and industrial use.
A Hawkesbury landowner has been prosecuted and pleaded guilty for various breaches under the NSW Water Management Act, resulting from including illegal works and piping to unlawfully tap into a neighbour’s water supply.