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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
Sensing+™: a new microclimate data decision-making system

Sensing+™: a new microclimate data decision-making system

Australian company The Yield recently launched a new microclimate predictions system for growers of wine grapes and other climate-sensitive crops. Known as Sensing+™, the system combines sensing hardware, AI and grower-friendly mobile apps to enable “faster, more informed decision-making”.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 15th Feb 2018
Cover crops can moderate soil temperatures, find US scientists

Cover crops can moderate soil temperatures, find US scientists

US soil scientists have shown that perennial biofuel and cover crops can help protect valuable cash crops by buffering soils against temperature changes that could otherwise impact negatively on plant growth and yield.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 12th Jan 2018
European Commission gets serious about sustainable water use in agriculture

European Commission gets serious about sustainable water use in agriculture

With pressure on this key resource increasing, the EC has committed to implementing short- and long-term actions to increase water-use efficiency by its ag sector.
AgInnovators, Published 6th Oct 2017
New nanotechnology could cut crops’ water use in half

New nanotechnology could cut crops’ water use in half

A Spanish start-up has developed sophisticated nanotechnology that it claims can reduce agricultural water usage by up to half – and lessen the need for pesticides and fertiliser, too.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 5th 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
$11m for new Queensland grains research hub

$11m for new Queensland grains research hub

South-East Queensland’s fertile Darling Downs is set to become a hub for cropping research following the announcement of an $11 million co-investment in a Grains Research.
AgInnovators, Published 5th Oct 2017
Water scarcity hotspots shifting

Water scarcity hotspots shifting

Dams, reservoirs and irrigation systems rob downstream water users while benefits tend to stay upstream, finds a recent global study of water use.
Claudia Caruana, SciDev.Net, Published 10th Aug 2017
Australia part of global effort to develop perennial wheat

Australia part of global effort to develop perennial wheat

NSW Department of Primary Industries, working with US scientists, are on track to deliver dual-purpose perennial wheat varieties tailored to conditions Down Under that enable more flexible, sustainable cropping systems.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 2nd Jul 2017

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