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Sweet smell of success: British teen wins UK-wide comp with novel food-product concept

Sweet smell of success: British teen wins UK-wide comp with novel food-product concept

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.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 21st Oct 2017
Country kids have unhealthily low vegie intake, finds WA study

Country kids have unhealthily low vegie intake, finds WA study

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.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 20th Oct 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
Australia's $134m Smart Farms Program to facilitate sustainable ag practices

Australia's $134m Smart Farms Program to facilitate sustainable ag practices

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.
AgInnovators, Published 19th Oct 2017
Back to the rootstock: Future Orchards walks

Back to the rootstock: Future Orchards walks

Local and international experts will helm Future Orchards’ spring workshops on evaluating pome-fruit rootstocks, scheduled for southern and northern growing regions in November.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 12th Oct 2017
European Commission gets serious about sustainable water use in agriculture

European Commission gets serious about sustainable water use in agriculture

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.
AgInnovators, Published 6th Oct 2017
New nanotechnology could cut crops’ water use in half

New nanotechnology could cut crops’ water use in half

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.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 5th Oct 2017
World Water Week 2017 highlights

World Water Week 2017 highlights

Water and waste: reduce and reuse’ was the theme of this year’s World Water Week. Check out some of the highlights here, including an update on water-saving commitments made by the corporations recognised in last year’s AgWater Challenge.
AgInnovators, Published 5th Oct 2017
$11m for new Queensland grains research hub

$11m for new Queensland grains research hub

South-East Queensland’s fertile Darling Downs is set to become a hub for cropping research following the announcement of an $11 million co-investment in a Grains Research.
AgInnovators, Published 5th Oct 2017
VegNET: giving growers a heads-up on the latest R&D

VegNET: giving growers a heads-up on the latest R&D

The National Vegetable Extension Network, aka VegNET, works to convey key research-based information to vegie growers across Australia's major vegetable-growing regions.
AgInnovators, Published 3rd Oct 2017

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