You are here

News

22 results for Article, Blog post and Biodiversity
The secret agents protecting our crops and gardens

The secret agents protecting our crops and gardens

Currently, our main defence against crop pests is synthetic pesticides- but using them comes at a cost. By contrast, biological controls use pests' natural enemies, predators and parasitoids, to defeat them without collateral damage to beneficial insects or the environment.
The Conversation, Published 16th May 2018
Run, rabbits, run…K5 calicivirus release

Run, rabbits, run…K5 calicivirus release

Over the first week of March 2017, NSW DPI released the deadly Korean (K5) strain of rabbit calicivirus across rabbit-plagued regions of the state as part of a nationwide rollout. Initial reports indicate that the release has been a resounding success.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 17th May 2017
2017 Landcare Awards: nominations now open

2017 Landcare Awards: nominations now open

Know a standout sustainable farmer, Indigenous land manager, coastal carer, bush regenerator or eco-warrior? Nominations are open for this year’s Landcare Awards, which recognise “Australians working to protect the environment and deliver more sustainable agriculture”.
AgInnovators, Published 12th May 2017
Prize-winning photos celebrate the UN's Year of Pulses

Prize-winning photos celebrate the UN's Year of Pulses

Australia's been doing its bit to promote the United Nations' International Year of Pulses, with video and photo competitions, a cookbook, pulse-themed social and educational events- and the vastly increased Australian acreage planted to pulses this year on the back of strong global prices.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 25th Aug 2016
Australia ranks 20th on progress towards the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

Australia ranks 20th on progress towards the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

Australia lags well behind Canada and much of Europe but is ahead of the US, according to a new index that compares nations' performance on the SDGs adopted by the UN last September.
Professor John Thwaites, Published 2nd Aug 2016
Here’s a good news conservation story: farmers are helping endangered ecosystems

Here’s a good news conservation story: farmers are helping endangered ecosystems

There a many reasons to be unhappy about the state of the environment. But we’ve recently found some good news: a conservation program that works.
A marine heatwave has wiped out a swathe of WA’s undersea kelp forest

A marine heatwave has wiped out a swathe of WA’s undersea kelp forest

In 2011, a 10-day heatwave hit undersea kelp forests along WA’s coast, sparking changes in the distribution of species that could impact the state's fishing industry and coastal tourism significantly.
New seabird mitigation devices to be introduced to SE Australia’s fishing trawlers

New seabird mitigation devices to be introduced to SE Australia’s fishing trawlers

Australian fishermen have developed new technology that reduces negative impacts on foraging seabirds by up to 96 percent.
AgInnovators, Published 5th Jul 2016
Fish see the light: new 'precision' nets could end costly bycatch

Fish see the light: new 'precision' nets could end costly bycatch

A UK-based start-up is trialing innovative ‘safety nets’ that use customised LED lights to attract only fish of particular species, aiding the survival of threatened fish stocks and helping to reduce overfishing.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 11th Mar 2016
Flowering 'companion plants' a win-win for Asian rice farmers- and, potentially, for the planet

Flowering 'companion plants' a win-win for Asian rice farmers- and, potentially, for the planet

Including wild flowering species alongside food crops boosts yield and cuts costly chemical use in rice fields across Asia, finds a long-term study by Australian and New Zealand researchers.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 24th Feb 2016

Pages

Error | AgInnovators

Error

The website encountered an unexpected error. Please try again later.