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In this information-packed podcast from AUSVEG's InfoVeg Radio, first aired in September 2017, researchers and growers talk about value-adding innovations in horticulture including new product and packaging solutions, post-harvest technology and management, branding and marketing solutions.
AeroFarms' US$30m horticulture facility in Newark, NJ, uses no soil, pesticides or fertilisers, 95% less water than an equivalent outdoor farm – and far fewer ‘food miles’, being little more than a salad’s-toss from one of the western world’s biggest cities. It's one of a growing number of urban vertical farms around the world.
With passenger and cargo arrivals expected to near-double by 2050, Australia is preparing for a biosecurity assault, launching an R&D facility near Melbourne’s international airport to develop innovations that safeguard plant biosecurity.
Could the world’s next big diet aid be scratch’n’sniff strawberries? British teenager Isabel Hyde, winner of RB's Future of Science challenge, will spend the next few years in a state-of-the-art new research hub in Hull, finding out.
Kids in rural and remote regions of Australia are far less likely than their city counterparts to get the recommended daily quota of vegetables, thanks largely to issues of supply, choice and cost, contend the authors of a new study.
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 Australian Government has pledged $134m in funding over six years to Landcare’s new Smart Farms initiative, which aims to protect natural resources including soil, water vegetation and biodiversity through encouraging sustainable farming practices.
Local and international experts will helm Future Orchards’ spring workshops on evaluating pome-fruit rootstocks, scheduled for southern and northern growing regions in November.
With pressure on this key resource increasing, the EC has committed to implementing short- and long-term actions to increase water-use efficiency by its ag sector.
A Spanish start-up has developed sophisticated nanotechnology that it claims can reduce agricultural water usage by up to half – and lessen the need for pesticides and fertiliser, too.