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Summary: Next Gen Compost project field trial findings

Summary: Next Gen Compost project field trial findings

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.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 7th Jun 2017
Award-winning Australian climate scientist predicts ‘droughts and flooding rains'

Award-winning Australian climate scientist predicts ‘droughts and flooding rains'

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.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 2nd Jun 2017
Agritechnica 2017 Innovation Awards: apply now!

Agritechnica 2017 Innovation Awards: apply now!

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.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 28th May 2017
Latest Musk venture: urban farming?

Latest Musk venture: urban farming?

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.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 19th May 2017
Innovation Central Sydney opens new IoT hub

Innovation Central Sydney opens new IoT hub

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.
AgInnovators, Published 19th May 2017
Farmers join forces to boost farmgate returns

Farmers join forces to boost farmgate returns

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.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 18th May 2017
Cool new way to convert coffee waste to clean biofuel – cheaply

Cool new way to convert coffee waste to clean biofuel – cheaply

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.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 17th May 2017
Excessive groundwater use may threaten food security

Excessive groundwater use may threaten food security

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.
Neena Bhandari, SciDev.Net, Published 17th May 2017
Product and processing innovations add value to dairy supply chain

Product and processing innovations add value to dairy supply chain

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.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 17th May 2017
Drylands face 4°C warming under Paris Agreement goal

Drylands face 4°C warming under Paris Agreement goal

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.
Madhukara Putty, SciDev.Net, Published 17th May 2017

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