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Currently, our main defence against crop pests is synthetic pesticides- but using them comes at a cost. By contrast, biological controls use pests' natural enemies, predators and parasitoids, to defeat them without collateral damage to beneficial insects or the environment.
Over the first week of March 2017, NSW DPI released the deadly Korean (K5) strain of rabbit calicivirus across rabbit-plagued regions of the state as part of a nationwide rollout. Initial reports indicate that the release has been a resounding success.
Know a standout sustainable farmer, Indigenous land manager, coastal carer, bush regenerator or eco-warrior? Nominations are open for this year’s Landcare Awards, which recognise “Australians working to protect the environment and deliver more sustainable agriculture”.
Australia's been doing its bit to promote the United Nations' International Year of Pulses, with video and photo competitions, a cookbook, pulse-themed social and educational events- and the vastly increased Australian acreage planted to pulses this year on the back of strong global prices.
Australia lags well behind Canada and much of Europe but is ahead of the US, according to a new index that compares nations' performance on the SDGs adopted by the UN last September.
There a many reasons to be unhappy about the state of the environment. But we’ve recently found some good news: a conservation program that works.
In 2011, a 10-day heatwave hit undersea kelp forests along WA’s coast, sparking changes in the distribution of species that could impact the state's fishing industry and coastal tourism significantly.
Australian fishermen have developed new technology that reduces negative impacts on foraging seabirds by up to 96 percent.
A UK-based start-up is trialing innovative ‘safety nets’ that use customised LED lights to attract only fish of particular species, aiding the survival of threatened fish stocks and helping to reduce overfishing.
Including wild flowering species alongside food crops boosts yield and cuts costly chemical use in rice fields across Asia, finds a long-term study by Australian and New Zealand researchers.