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Crop trials conducted as part of the EPA-funded Next Gen Compost project provided scientific evidence of soil and productivity benefits following the application of recycled-organics compost to soil used to grow capsicums and corn.
According to Melbourne-based climatologist Dr Joëlle Gergis, co-recipient of the 2014 Eureka Prize, the recent drenching of Australia’s east coast in the absence of La Niña conditions likely resulted from climate change – and may well be the pattern of the future.
Don’t miss this opportunity to raise your company’s global profile: Agritechnica’s expert panel awards gold and silver medals to the best innovations in farming machinery, equipment and technology from around the world.
Direct from vertical farm to city workers: this smart new Brooklyn-based startup co-founded by Elon’s bro Kimbal Musk cuts food miles by growing GMO-free greens right in New York City, delivering them to offices nearby.
Building on the success of its ATP Redfern site, Innovation Central Sydney has expanded its capabilities by opening a second hub on the UNSW campus in nearby Randwick.
Farming Together, a federally-funded pilot program in collaborative agriculture, helps primary producers across Australia form cooperative business structures, securing their farms’ futures by pooling capital and spreading risk.
Researchers at the University of Lancaster have developed a breakthrough one-step process for turning spent coffee grounds that would otherwise end up in landfill into clean, green, cost-effective biofuel.
Increasing use of non-renewable groundwater for irrigation threatens global food security and could cause the price of staple foods to skyrocket, warns a new international study.
More spreadable cream cheese, stretchier mozzarella and yoghurt with a longer shelf life are among the product and processing solutions ARC Dairy Innovation Hub Director Sally Louise Gras is developing to ensure Australia’s dairy industry stays competitive in global markets.
The Paris Agreement aim to limit mean global warming to less than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels will be insufficient to protect the world’s extensive drylands from unacceptably high warming, finds a new Chinese-US study.