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Australian scientists have bred a high-yielding, fast-maturing medium-grain rice variety that ups water efficiency by 10 percent and enables farmers to harvest two rice crops a year.
Responding to industry demand, NSW DPI has developed a practical precision agronomy course that aims to help farmers use the latest digital technology to improve on-farm decision-making and boost their bottom lines.
With each additional 1°C rise in global temperature, we can expect a 3.1 to 7.4 percent reduction in yields of the world’s four major food crops – corn, wheat, rice and soybeans – finds a broad meta-study of climate-change impact experiments, models and analyses.
The University of Newcastle’s brand-new $15m laboratory facilities will be used for cutting-edge research to help improve agricultural soils and remediate polluted sites across Australia and the world.
Nick Arena, owner of NSW’s largest barramundi farm and a flotilla of sustainable support industries, including a hydroponic herb and leafy greens facility and an onsite restaurant, has become 2015 NSW Farmer of the Year.
A $300,000+ EPA-backed project helmed by Australian Soil Management is developing tailored soil-improvement plans for farmers across three NSW regions, using recycled organics compost to enrich depleted agricultural land for greater productivity, profit and, potentially, carbon credits.
Goldman Sachs' Jerry Revich talks about the power of new technology to help farmers feed billions more people by 2050 and beyond.
For six years, staff and students from Beijing’s China Agricultural University have been living among provincial farmers in a bid to transfer innovation from academia into the field. Since their arrival, crop-yield increases on pilot farms have skyrocketed.
New South Wales’ Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has released a new, comprehensive guide to growing perennial pasture that aims to help farmers boost their sustainable feed supplies and long-term profitability.
CSIRO scientists have developed a spray-on, biodegradable mulch-mat-style membrane for paddocks that cuts evaporation, curbs weeds and should be ready for commercial launch within two years.