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CSIRO's new national lab to bolster bushfire response

In the face of more extreme events, Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has unveiled its new world-class bushfire research facility to better understand how bushfires behave, what conditions make them worse, and the best ways to respond.

2.6 billion reasons for better fox and cat control

Scientists are calling for better management of cats and foxes as a new national study led by Charles Darwin University (CDU), finds that 697 million reptiles, 510 million birds and 1.4 billion mammals are being killed by cats and foxes each year across Australia.

Grain growers to have their say

Peak grains representative body GrainGrowers is inviting growers across the country to have their say on the issues impacting their farm in the 2022 Annual Policy Survey.

New gap year program entices young Aussies to the regions

An uncertain job market and the inability to travel overseas has led to a decline in high school graduates participating in a “gap year.” But there’s plenty of opportunity for growth and experiences right here in our own backyard.

Agriculture’s next revolution

Previous AgriFutures Horizon Scholar and evokeAG. Future Young Leader, Jordy Kitschke says agriculture is on the brink of another revolution, and according to him robotics will have a big part to play. Applications for the 2022 AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship close on January 14, 2022.

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