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‘Chemical origami’ produces new plant compounds with therapeutic and profit potential

‘Chemical origami’ produces new plant compounds with therapeutic and profit potential

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.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 12th Dec 2016
Advanced aerial imaging tool used on Mars to transform NZ farming

Advanced aerial imaging tool used on Mars to transform NZ farming

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.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 17th Aug 2016
New crop trials move humans a step closer to off-world farming

New crop trials move humans a step closer to off-world farming

Large-scale crop trials using moon and Mars soil simulants developed for NASA are advancing the quest to make off-world farming viable.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 16th Apr 2016
Prototype weed-killing robot trialled in Queensland bush

Prototype weed-killing robot trialled in Queensland bush

Scientists at James Cook University in Far North Queensland are trialing a weed-destroying robot that aims to help eradicate costly invasive plant species.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 15th Mar 2016
Native spinifex set to bring big returns to Australia's outback- via better condoms

Native spinifex set to bring big returns to Australia's outback- via better condoms

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.
Merran White, Published 12th Feb 2016
Ag-bots and e-rakes: 10 futuristic farm equipment innovations

Ag-bots and e-rakes: 10 futuristic farm equipment innovations

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.
Merran White, Published 29th Jan 2016
AgInnovators 5: Amazing bleeding veggie burger and more

AgInnovators 5: Amazing bleeding veggie burger and more

  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...
Brian Houston, Published 24th Nov 2014
BARLEYmax high-fibre grain could help combat major disease

BARLEYmax high-fibre grain could help combat major disease

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...
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 20th Nov 2014
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