Major investment to fight weeds and pests

The NSW Nationals in the federal government are funding the development of new or improved weed control and pest animal management tools through a $13 million competitive grant round. NSW Nationals Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan said the program was part of a four-year, $30.3 million funding pipeline to help farmers and land managers combat…

$2.9 million for UNE project to manage weeds

A New England-based project which is developing technology to autonomously and remotely control weeds in agricultural production is one of 10 Australian research initiatives to share in a $25 million funding injection from the NSW Nationals in the federal government. The project, titled ‘Novel autonomous robotic weed control to maximise agricultural productivity’, involves developing an…

First state Agriculture Commissioner appointed by Nats

Agriculture industry powerhouse Daryl Quinlivan has been appointed the state’s first Agriculture Commissioner, delivering on a major NSW Nationals election commitment. NSW Nationals Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall announced Mr Quinlivan’s appointment in Coffs Harbour and said the he would champion farmers’ rights. “Establishing an Agriculture Commissioner was a major election commitment for the NSW…