News: Agriculture

The Federated States of Degradia

Carbon Neutral, a Perth-based carbon offset provider, has planted 30 million native trees and shrubs since 2008. Their ambition is to plant a 200km highway of trees across Western Australia’s Wheatbelt, as shown in this image taken using a carbon neutral drone by photographer Russell Ord.

With almost a third of arable land classified as degraded, what can we do to reverse the rapid pace of degradation and can we do it in a way that benefits us?

[Read more about The Federated States of Degradia]

Wine Industry Mentor Program announces new participants

Wine computer

Sixty-two early career professionals have been announced as the latest recruits to the Wine Industry Mentor Program.

[Read more about Wine Industry Mentor Program announces new participants]

SA to host global wheat community

Wheat growing at Waite campus

2024 International Wheat Congress to attract 1000 delegates to SA and provide an economic benefit in excess of $5 million.

[Read more about SA to host global wheat community]

SA hub will help build resilience to drought

 From left: Mr Rowan Ramsey MP, the Member for Grey, the University of Adelaide’s Dr Rhiannon Schilling who led the SA Drought Hub application and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Anton Middelberg.

New drought hub to undertake research, development, extension, adoption and commercialisation activities to improve drought resilience and preparedness on SA farms.

[Read more about SA hub will help build resilience to drought]

Honorary Doctor of Science awarded to research and industry leaders

Peter Langridge

Four scientific leaders awarded honorary doctorates in recognition of outstanding contributions to science.

[Read more about Honorary Doctor of Science awarded to research and industry leaders]

More than enough yard to have your lawn and eat too

Backyard in Adelaide's south west showing you can have a lawn and grow your own self-sufficient vegetable supply too.

Adelaide residents would only need to give up a small area of their lawn to grow enough vegetables to become self-sufficient.

[Read more about More than enough yard to have your lawn and eat too]

Plants growing in tough soil respond to hormones, not barriers

Roseworthy wheat crop

When soil is tough and compact enough to make using a shovel difficult, roots are going to have trouble too, but not for the same reasons.

[Read more about Plants growing in tough soil respond to hormones, not barriers]

Further action on cadmium needed for global food safety

Tractor spreading fertiliser - by Mark Robinson (CC BY 2.0)

Soil experts warn of increasing human intake of cadmium due to changes in soil conditions.

[Read more about Further action on cadmium needed for global food safety]

RSS News Feed