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By changing the gene governing a single amino-acid in an oat enzyme, US and UK researchers have caused oat plants to produce new, potentially valuable natural compounds.
A state-of-the-art remote-sensing imaging tool developed for military reconnaissance and space exploration is set to take precision agriculture to new heights across the Tasman.
Large-scale crop trials using moon and Mars soil simulants developed for NASA are advancing the quest to make off-world farming viable.
Scientists at James Cook University in Far North Queensland are trialing a weed-destroying robot that aims to help eradicate costly invasive plant species.
UQ researchers working with the Indigenous custodians of NW Queensland’s Camooweal region have used nanofibres extracted from native spinifex grass to develop hair-thin latex condoms that pass the crucial ‘burst test’ – and could spark an outback ag industry potentially worth a bundle.
From a driverless ‘Greenbot’ to a sensor-driven precision nozzle, a tractor-mounted soil mapper to an independently-functioning e-rake, cutting-edge technology unveiled at the most recent Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany, is set to make farming almost automatic – though there'll still be grunt work to do.
Amish farmer revolutionising the sciene of no-spray farming Amish farmers are a natural fit for organic farming as they generally eschew modern technology and comforts for traditional methods. While some still use...
A high-fibre, low-GI grain developed by CSIRO researchers and grown only in Australia could help stave off colon cancer and other major diseases. Thanks to its high levels of amylase or ‘resistant’ starch, foods made with BARLEYmax have...