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The best innovations come from people with perspectives coming together to exchange ideas. Each month we present inspiring examples of farmers, scientists and entrepreneurs joining forces to make the future happen.

January 2017 Edition

By Josephine Crimmins, Sun, 01/29/2017 - 21:43
Innoveat Jan

Barnaby Joyce recently said agribusiness was entering a “golden era” and he may be right. Australian fruit and vegetable exports to Asia are booming, and IBISWorld expects it to continue. Also in Innoveat this month, we look at a couple of Aussie farmers growing their businesses by “sciencing the s**t out of it”, and Queensland Uni’s crop protection game-changer.

December edition - 2016

By Josephine Crimmins, Tue, 12/13/2016 - 19:36
New Seedling

‘Mixing it up with the big boys’ – we present two timely case studies demonstrating small plant breeders succeeding on the world stage. Also, a global expert in crop agronomy speaks to horticultural scientists gathered in far north Queensland, saying “If you want to grow your way out of poverty, don't plant rice or wheat. Grow vegetables." He also had a message for Australian plant breeders.

November edition - 2016

By Josephine Crimmins, Tue, 11/08/2016 - 22:58

Australian agri-science is buzzing. This month: our colleagues at the PBI target a healthier population and a healthier environment with a scientific twist on an age old technique. Also, a research paper says Australian horticulture needs sustained investment in R&D to compete in the global fruit and vegetable trade “new world order”. Finally, the robots are coming!  Australia’s first horticultural robotics hub just opened.

October edition 2016

By Josephine Crimmins, Wed, 10/05/2016 - 18:31
The largest cash transaction in history may be about to occur…  and it’s in agribusiness. We take a look at the forces driving the Bayer takeover offer for Monsanto, assess whether it’s likely to proceed, and consider the likely impact on farmers and consumers …and on Abundant.

September edition 2016

By Josephine Crimmins, Sun, 08/21/2016 - 14:38
Wanted: Australia's best and brightest
Wanted:Australia's best and brightest 
Innovation in one of Humanity's oldest Agricultural pursuits?
The best of both worlds? Using cutting-edge genetic research to breed non-GM tomatoes.