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Double your harvests and cut water use with new rice variety

Double your harvests and cut water use with new rice variety

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.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 15th Mar 2018
Farmer-focused precision agronomy course aims to boost returns for NSW grain growers

Farmer-focused precision agronomy course aims to boost returns for NSW grain growers

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.
AgInnovators, Published 15th Nov 2017
Even 1°C of global warming will reduce key crop yields significantly, say researchers

Even 1°C of global warming will reduce key crop yields significantly, say researchers

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.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 20th Oct 2017
NSW to helm $15m global soil science research hub

NSW to helm $15m global soil science research hub

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.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 27th Jun 2017
Forward-thinking fish farm owner named NSW Farmer of the Year

Forward-thinking fish farm owner named NSW Farmer of the Year

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.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 11th Dec 2016
Feeding farmland with compost to boost productivity and profit

Feeding farmland with compost to boost productivity and profit

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.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 4th Dec 2016
Precision farming: harnessing technology to feed the world

Precision farming: harnessing technology to feed the world

Goldman Sachs' Jerry Revich talks about the power of new technology to help farmers feed billions more people by 2050 and beyond.
Published 21st Nov 2016
Transferring innovation from universities to farms

Transferring innovation from universities to farms

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.
Edd Gent, SciDev.Net, Published 19th Nov 2016
Free ‘sure-fire’ pasture improvement guide for NSW landholders

Free ‘sure-fire’ pasture improvement guide for NSW landholders

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.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 18th Nov 2016
CSIRO scientists create spray-on solution to soil moisture loss

CSIRO scientists create spray-on solution to soil moisture loss

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.
AgInnovators, Published 18th Nov 2016

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