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Growers, get free sustainability support via the EnviroVeg Pilot Program

Growers, get free sustainability support via the EnviroVeg Pilot Program

Vegie-growers nationwide can access free training, industry and tech support in transitioning to sustainable farm management – and gain industry-recognised Freshcare environmental certification – by joining AUSVEG’s new EnviroVeg Pilot Program. Apply now.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 21st Apr 2018
Double your harvests and cut water use with new rice variety

Double your harvests and cut water use with new rice variety

Australian scientists have bred a high-yielding, fast-maturing medium-grain rice variety that ups water efficiency by 10 percent and enables farmers to harvest two rice crops a year.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 15th Mar 2018
Sustainable diets will remain a minefield until we change the way we approach food

Sustainable diets will remain a minefield until we change the way we approach food

It’s time to bring more voices to the table and take a system-wide approach to defining the collective roles and responsibilities of producers, manufacturers, retailers and consumers in delivering sustainable food.
New US fertiliser industry report shows sustainability gains

New US fertiliser industry report shows sustainability gains

According to the 2017 State of the Fertilizer Industry report from TFI, the US industry made gains in safety, sustainability and environmental responsibility in 2016, with firms along the value chain reporting improved water efficiency, lower GG emissions, less wasted heat and more research into reducing run-off.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 3rd Mar 2018
100,000+ sterile Qflies dropped on Adelaide in biotech attack

100,000+ sterile Qflies dropped on Adelaide in biotech attack

Hundreds of thousands of sterile Queensland fruit flies were dropped from planes over the Adelaide region on 2 March 2018, launching an ambitious national plan to reduce the numbers of this costly, endemic crop pest.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 2nd Mar 2018
Method that cuts sugarcane emissions gets global prize

Method that cuts sugarcane emissions gets global prize

A Brazilian scientist who developed a method that cuts harmful nitrous oxide emissions from sugarcane cultivation by 95 percent has netted the International Fertilizer Association’s prestigious Norman Borlaug Award.
Washington Castilhos, SciDev.Net, Published 2nd Mar 2018
Will the weather get worse in 2018? What the experts say

Will the weather get worse in 2018? What the experts say

In a warming world, what might 2018 hold for weather across the globe? Are we destined to see more ‘unusual’ and catastrophic weather events which result in significant devastation? What effect will climate change have on our weather and will this become the new norm?
Lindsay Beevers, Heriot Watt University, Published 2nd Feb 2018
Pacific Island fish migrating to cooler seas

Pacific Island fish migrating to cooler seas

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.
Magali Reinert, SciDev.Net, Published 8th Dec 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
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

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