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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.
A 15-year-old Aussie agricultural high school student has created commercially viable biodegradable plastic from pistachio nut shells, netting him US$500 – and global cred – at the world’s largest youth science fair, Intel ISEF.
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.
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.
Scandinavian researchers’ living electronic roses are a world-first. And these futuristic ‘power plants’, a hybrid of living tissue and electronic circuitry, open up exciting new possibilities.
If you thought field robotics was a niche ag-industry, think again. A Japanese horticultural firm is developing the world’s first fully automated farm, a large-scale indoor facility expected to churn out 30,000 clean, green lettuce heads a day, while dramatically cutting input costs.
Almond trees that fertilise themselves, resist disease and produce more, higher-nutrient, better-tasting nuts? Yes, it is possible, say Uni of Adelaide researchers – and the first such trees could be on the market by 2016.