An alarming 80 percent of Australians eat less than the recommended ‘2+5 a day’, with nearly two-thirds getting insufficient vegies and more than half skimping on fruit, finds the nation’s largest-ever fruit and veg survey.
It seems that what you eat really does affect how you feel. Indeed, simply eating more salads, vegie stir-fries and apples could do more to boost your joie de vivre than quitting smoking, being married or going from dole-dependent to employed, say researchers.
The Solar Powered Pumping Initiative was funded by NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH ) and aimed to promote the use of solar power pumping in agriculture across domestic, stock and high volume irrigation applications.
CISCO, NSW Farmers, NSW Department of Primary Industry, CSIRO, and the University of NSW have partnered to establish the Innovation Central laboratory for developing machine to machine digital solutions.
An energy audit of Carramar dairy farm in Womboota found significant savings could be made by renegotiating the electricity tariff for the property’s water pump, optimising the performance of its power-hungry plate cooler, recovering waste heat from the chiller and installing LEDs. Simple.
An energy audit of Skinner Partnership, a dairy operation in Dubbo, Central New South Wales, found that substantial savings could be made by upgrading pumps, installing a variable speed drive on the milk vacuum pump, and adding heat-recovery units to the dairy’s plant and vat washes.