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A Spanish start-up has developed sophisticated nanotechnology that it claims can reduce agricultural water usage by up to half – and lessen the need for pesticides and fertiliser, too.
Water and waste: reduce and reuse’ was the theme of this year’s World Water Week. Check out some of the highlights here, including an update on water-saving commitments made by the corporations recognised in last year’s AgWater Challenge.
South-East Queensland’s fertile Darling Downs is set to become a hub for cropping research following the announcement of an $11 million co-investment in a Grains Research.
The National Vegetable Extension Network, aka VegNET, works to convey key research-based information to vegie growers across Australia's major vegetable-growing regions.
A US meta-analysis has found that while eating an egg a day has no impact on your chances of developing CHD, it could lessen your risk of stroke by 12 percent.
Scientists at Texas A&M AgriLife Research in the US have discovered a ribonucleic acid (RNA) that boosts thale cress plants’ tolerance to environmental stressors including drought, heat and salinity – with potential to revolutionise cropping
According to ABARES’ Rural research, development and extension investment in Australia report, released mid-September 2017, the value in real terms of our rural RD&E has risen significantly in recent years, from $2.6 billion in 2005-06 to $3.3 billion in 2014-15. So who's funding what?
A new government-funded project will use high-tech robots to demonstrate low antimicrobial resistance on Australia’s pig and poultry farms, in a bid to boost producers’ status in potentially lucrative export markets.
Oysters filter seawater to feed, in the process improving water quality and the surrounding ecosystem. But what happens when the water these oysters live in is infested with disease-causing microorganisms that can harm both oysters and humans- such as the deadly OsHV1 herpes virus threatening Pacific oyster beds around the world?
Winter 2017 in Australia was finer and drier than usual, with average daytime temperatures the highest on record, resulting in greater risk of summer bushfires. Uni of Melbourne Climate Extremes Research Fellow Andrew King warns this could be a sign of things to come- which is not-so-fine news for farmers.