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Cranking Up The Intensity: Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events

by Mark Hincksman

A new report from the Climate Council concludes that climate change is influencing all extreme weather events in Australia, and these are projected to worsen as the climate warms further.

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Ventusky global weather

by Mark Hincksman

Ventusky - Wind, Rain and Temperature Maps: a real-time animation of global weather.

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Western Port Biosphere Water Stewardship

by Mark Hincksman

The Western Port Biosphere, together with regional partners, operates a water stewardship project helping landholders, businesses and organisations to better manage water within their site and contribute to improved catchment conditions. Water is a vital part of life, but while most of us take it for granted, it’s an increasingly scarce resource.

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REVIEW OF CURRENT VEGETABLE IRRIGATION TECHNOLOGIES

by Mark Hincksman

The purpose of this document is to provide industry with a summary of the most relevant and practicable irrigation technologies which vegetable growers across Australia could adopt. The outcome of adopting any of these technologies should be both improved water use efficiency and economic sustainability in the long term.

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New blueberry irrigation Primefact (NSW)

by Mark Hincksman

The aim of this Primefact is to provide blueberry growers with practical information to ensure that irrigation management is not limiting production, while at the same time attempts to avoid any off-farm environmental impact.

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Growing Lettuce on World's Largest Rooftop Farm

by Mark Hincksman

When you think of farming, you may picture vast fields of corn or wheat. But commercial farming is now happening in cities, too.

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The Fast Break January 2017

by Mark Hincksman

Summer is a notoriously difficult time to predict autumn conditions due to the fact the oceans are in reset mode from what they were doing last spring. ENSO and IOD conditions are currently neutral.

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Clean Up and Restoration Grants for Sunraysia region

by Mark Hincksman

Grants of up to $25,000 are being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).

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Lift farming profits by downsizing machinery

by Mark Hincksman

Research with agricultural robotics researchers at Queensland University of Technology and the University of Sydney.

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Australia Trade Set to Get Boost with Tariff Cuts

by Mark Hincksman

Up to 98.5 per cent of Chinese products exported to Australia will enjoy zero tariffs, after the two countries implemented the third round of tariff cuts on 1 January under a bilateral free trade agreement.

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New research: Keeping fruit fresher for longer

by Mark Hincksman

Keeping food fresher for longer is one of the key issues facing the produce industry.  Two new initiatives involving innovative university research in Australia and the UK could well revolutionise the situation.

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New Australian Organic research centre to be established

by Mark Hincksman

Southern Cross University and the New South Wales Department of Primary industries (DPI) are joining together to open an organics research centre in the Northern Rivers area of NSW.

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RIRDC Website - Extension and Adoption for Australian Farmers & Fishers

by Mark Hincksman

RIRDC’s state of art, web based platform that has the ability to support collaboration through Communities of Practice (CoP's) for any agriculture sector or cross-sector theme nationally.

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Wine Industry Newsletter – MyPestGuide™ Reporter

by Mark Hincksman

Linking social media to biosecurity surveillance

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The Very Fast Break

by Mark Hincksman

December 2016: 

The final 2016 climate outlook for Victoria goes for 5min 30sec. It includes the summary of 2016 and the review of model performance for the year.

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