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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
Sydney wunderkind creates 'green' plastic from nut waste

Sydney wunderkind creates 'green' plastic from nut waste

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.
AgInnovators, Published 4th 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
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
Electric roses: the organic fuel cells of the future?

Electric roses: the organic fuel cells of the future?

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.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 4th Dec 2015
World's first fully robot-run farm to grow 10 million lettuces a year

World's first fully robot-run farm to grow 10 million lettuces a year

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.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 6th Nov 2015
Want harder, healthier, tastier nuts? Ask these Adelaide researchers how...

Want harder, healthier, tastier nuts? Ask these Adelaide researchers how...

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.
Merran White, Published 26th Mar 2015
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