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Dr Greg Bender and his partner at Australian Soil Management are solving complex soil problems in the simple, old-school way: holistically, with compost.
The Egyptian inventor of an innovative water-conserving machine claims it cuts by half the amount of water needed in rice cultivation, offering significant benefits to Egypt, whose share of Nile water is threatened by the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam – and to farmers globally grappling with water scarcity.
Tired of trawling around the paddock at a snail’s pace for hours and days at a time, spraying your crop with chemical herbicides? Now, you don’t have to.
From 1 July 2018, Australian businesses will be required by law to affix new, detailed country of origin labelling to all 'priority' foods, with the government ramping up efforts to promote the new CoOL system to producers and consumers ahead of the mandatory adoption date.
QUT will head up the research on a $14 million national project that aims to further Australia’s burgeoning bioproducts industry and help win the global war on waste.
A high-tech weed-mapping and identification tool known as the H-Sensor, developed in Germany and currently being adapted by SPAA researchers for Australia, will benefit growers, the environment and consumers’ health by cutting herbicide use.
Livestock farmers and Landcare participants Graeme and Wendy Ross have planted 16,000 trees and 3,000-odd seedlings on their 800-hectare property, boosting biodiversity, providing native habitat and sheltering their sheep and cattle.
Bananas genetically modified by QUT researchers to be higher in vitamin A are being grown in Uganda in a breakthrough initiative hoped to save the lives of thousands of east African children a year.
Australia’s Deputy PM and Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, addressing July 2017’s FAO Ministerial Conference in Rome, said the world must act now to meet growing global food demand – and that doing so means backing farmers, innovating and improving infrastructure and trade.
This short animation from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) depicts the current state of global soil resources and offers options for managing soils sustainably.