Growing bigger, better fruit from urban green waste

Growing bigger, better fruit from urban green waste

Orchardist and Nuffield Scholar Mitchell McNab is using household organic waste from 11 Melbourne metro councils to grow bigger, more consistently sized apples and pears with less water.
What cotton crops are up to while the rest of us are sleeping...

What cotton crops are up to while the rest of us are sleeping...

Cotton doesn’t just grow in the daytime; it respires and transpires overnight. New, water-efficient varieties CSIRO’s Cotton Research Unit is breeding expend less energy in these processes, meaning your cotton crop has more energy for photosynthesis post-sunrise.
Can root fungi help farmers store more organic carbon?

Can root fungi help farmers store more organic carbon?

A CSIRO Narrabri research assistant’s award-winning research into boosting stored soil organic carbon in cotton crops has the potential to shrink cotton farming’s carbon footprint – and make agriculture in general more sustainable.
Eating 16g more vegies a day could save Australia $100m and net growers $23m in additional profits annually

Eating 16g more vegies a day could save Australia $100m and net growers $23m in additional profits annually

If every Australian ate just 10 percent more vegetables, it would save the nation $100m a year in combined health costs, concludes a new report.