News: Agriculture

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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New wheat and barley genomes will help feed the world

Ken Chalmers wheat

Scientists have unlocked new genetic variation in wheat and barley – a major boost for the global effort in breeding higher-yielding varieties. 

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$7m boost for sciences research

Researcher photo Linda Armbrecht

ARC Discovery projects showcase the dynamic breadth of sciences research at the University of Adelaide.

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Scientists dig up soil secrets of Adelaide's community gardens

Fern Ave Community Garden, Fullarton

Researchers have surveyed the soil health of community gardens across Adelaide to assess their suitability for urban agriculture.

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Scientists in the news this week: October 2020

Associate Professor and Head Winemaker Paul Grbin and Scholarly Teaching Fellow and Assistant Winemaker Jill Bauer.

‘What even is the economy?’ Citymag has published a three-part series on ‘how SA makes money and stuff’ featuring several University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates.

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