Compared with conventionally farmed soils, those farmed organically contain nearly 60% more microorganisms that are significantly more active, finds a new meta-study from the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture. Humus-rich organic soils also sequester more carbon, reducing harmful CO2 emissions and helping to mitigate climate change.
According to the latest Australian Organic Market Report (AOMR 2017), Australia's organic sector is expanding, exports are up - especially to Asia - and the boom is set to continue, driven by cashed-up middle-class consumers in ‘tiger’ Asian economies and by health-conscious Millennials worldwide.
A recent study from The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in Europe has concluded that organic farming methods could feed 9.5+billion people sustainably by 2050 if we did less of just two other things.
Many Pacific Island countries and territories will lose 50 to 80 percent of marine species by the end of the 21st century if climate change and global warming continue unchecked, reports a new study published in the November issue of Marine Policy.
The Reducing Energy Cost in Dairy project was funded by Australian Dairy Farmers to assist farmers in increasing their dollar return on energy investment. The project built on previous work by NSW Farmers and Dairy Australia. Activities...
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.