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Protecting bees to protect plants

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Protecting bees to protect plants

Bees in the Northern Territory (NT) have come under threat from American foulbrood (AFB), an infectious and fatal disease of honey bee larvae.

Webinar series, now available online

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Webinar series, now available online

Amid ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, Department of Industry, Trade and Tourism (DITT), formerly the Department of Primary Industry and Resources) launched its first ever weekly webinar series, aimed at helping growers keep abreast of national and local agricultural projects.

GPS trackers placed on cattle to inform investment decisions

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GPS trackers placed on cattle to inform investment decisions

The Northern Territory (NT) Government’s Paddock Power collaborative project has taken another step forward with GPS tracking collars placed on 160 cattle to gather evidence which will better inform future investment decisions.

American foulbrood detection

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American foulbrood detection

A case of American foulbrood (AFB) has been detected in Alice Springs in September in a hobby bee-keeper hive.

Rambutan field walk

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Rambutan field walk

The Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade in partnership with the Northern Territory Farmers Association (NTFA) recently conducted a field walk through the rambutan research block at the Coastal Plains research farm in Darwin.

Keeping tropical oyster farming on track

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Keeping tropical oyster farming on track

Over the past two months, Fisheries Division staff from the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade, have travelled to Groote Eylandt and South Goulburn Island to assist with the construction of oyster trial longlines and data collection for the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) tropical oyster trials.

Vanuatu seasonal workers complete quarantine

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Vanuatu seasonal workers complete quarantine

Last week Thursday marked the completion of the 14 day quarantine period at the Howard Springs facility for the 162 Vanuatu seasonal workers.

Maintaining the barramundi population in Palmerston lakes

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Maintaining the barramundi population in Palmerston lakes

In partnership with the Palmerston City Council, the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade (DITT) today released 100 barramundi into Palmerston lakes.

Revealing Australia's hidden wealth

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Revealing Australia's hidden wealth

Yesterday the MinEx Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) launched the National Drilling Initiative (NDI), a world-first scientific drilling program which will sample rocks from vast undercover and unexplored regions of Australia.

Teching up cows

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Teching up cows

Studies aiming to improve the productivity of Northern Territory (NT) beef production systems by using remote technology systems, is being led by the Agriculture Division’s Livestock Industries Branch, senior research team Dionne Walsh, Tim Schatz and Kieren McCosker.