Close to two million hectares of winter sown cereals would benefit from better options in the management of stubble. Do you have a unique concept or idea that will provide the next big surge in industry productivity, or perhaps the solution to one of our largest issues? The Innovation Investment program exists to help you test that theory and take that important first step in bringing a new concept to market.
Sporadic radiant frosts are most damaging in spring when cereals are flowering and following bud formation in pulses and oilseeds. The GRDC and its research partners have a long history of investing in research to identify solutions to improve the frost tolerance of grain crops, including genetic (breeding and pre-breeding) and agronomic approaches.
The wide scale use of remote sensing technologies by other industries such as the military and resource sectors has seen massive investment and dramatic improvements particularly in the areas of miniaturisation and cost reduction. Agriculture has been slow to take advantage of these advancements.
Do you have a unique concept or idea that will provide the next big surge in industry productivity, or perhaps the solution to one of our largest issues? The Innovation Investment program exists to help you test that theory and take that important first step in bringing a new concept to market.
This investment will seek to provide the grains industry with a cost efficient means to remotely monitor/record crop growth and development at a number of remote field research sites across the country.
The GRDC Innovation Investment program is designed to capture ideas and concepts from any field that have the potential to improve the Australian grains industry. Innovation is process of putting good ideas to work. It creates value by doing things differently; a novel product, service or technology that will be of value to the industry, either displacing previous solutions or clearing the way for processes not previously possible.
Research and Development is the pathway from theory to reality, it is only through taking those first innovative steps that we can hope meet the many challenges of feeding the world and growing our industry. Innovation Investments lays down the challenge to individuals and research teams to work with us, to take that first step from discovery to invention.
Our investment will help you develop your unique idea into a working technology, with the opportunity of ongoing support to take that technology all the way to market.
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