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Cotton Breeding Australia marks a decade of better cotton

Cotton Breeding Australia marks a decade of better cotton

One of the most successful joint ventures in Australian agriculture, the partnership between CSD and CSIRO has resulted in the development of more than 100 new cotton varieties, tailored for conditions Down Under and underpinning the industry’s growing success.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 23rd Aug 2017
Gippsland’s ‘king of salad’ wins 2017 Australian Farmer of the Year award

Gippsland’s ‘king of salad’ wins 2017 Australian Farmer of the Year award

Kondinin Group and ABC Rural Australian Farmer of the Year, Gippsland producer Andrew Bulmer, attributes his recent success – a 400% boost in production over 18 months – to innovation, best practices pre- and post-harvest, and some serious hard yakka.
AgInnovators, Published 16th Aug 2017
Climate change to push Ethiopian coffee farming uphill

Climate change to push Ethiopian coffee farming uphill

A recent study has found that relocating Ethiopian coffee farms to higher-altitude sites can help farmers (and their cacao-bean crops) adapt to climate change, potentially quadrupling total production in one of the world’s major coffee-producing nations.
Baraka Rateng’, SciDev.Net, Published 15th Aug 2017
Nanofarm: homegrown produce without the work

Nanofarm: homegrown produce without the work

US startup Replantable, helmed by a pair of Georgia Tech grads with a culinary bent, just started manufacturing what could be the world’s most user-friendly mini-farm.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 11th Aug 2017
Global organic sector worth AU$100+ billion and growing

Global organic sector worth AU$100+ billion and growing

According to the latest FiBL-IFOAM report on organic farming worldwide, the global market for organics continues to grow, supplied by more than 2.4 million producers in 179 countries and 50-plus million hectares of organically farmed land – nearly half of it in Australia.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 11th Aug 2017
Water scarcity hotspots shifting

Water scarcity hotspots shifting

Dams, reservoirs and irrigation systems rob downstream water users while benefits tend to stay upstream, finds a recent global study of water use.
Claudia Caruana, SciDev.Net, Published 10th Aug 2017
New wave of extinctions predicted for vital food species

New wave of extinctions predicted for vital food species

A WWF study has found that one quarter of UNESCO World Heritage sites are threatened by illegal species trade, fuelling poaching, illegal fishing and deforestation.
Emiliano Rodríguez Mega, SciDev.Net, Published 10th Aug 2017
'Soil Whisperer' Dr Greg Bender saves Monaro grasses with compost

'Soil Whisperer' Dr Greg Bender saves Monaro grasses with compost

Dr Greg Bender and his partner at Australian Soil Management are solving complex soil problems in the simple, old-school way: holistically, with compost.
Pennie Scott, The Land, Published 28th Jul 2017
Egyptian invention halves rice crop irrigation-water use

Egyptian invention halves rice crop irrigation-water use

The Egyptian inventor of an innovative water-conserving machine claims it cuts by half the amount of water needed in rice cultivation, offering significant benefits to Egypt, whose share of Nile water is threatened by the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam – and to farmers globally grappling with water scarcity.
Mohamed El-Sayed, SciDev.Net, Published 28th Jul 2017
Autonomous weed-sprayer frees up farmers

Autonomous weed-sprayer frees up farmers

Tired of trawling around the paddock at a snail’s pace for hours and days at a time, spraying your crop with chemical herbicides? Now, you don’t have to.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 28th Jul 2017

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