News: Agriculture

New director for SA Drought Hub

Stephen Lee researcher photo

The South Australian Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub has announced the appointment of the University of Adelaide’s Dr Stephen Lee as its Director.

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New inexpensive method to detect lime in soil

PhD student Ruby Hume’s research is also investigating in-field spectral assessment of soils using infrared spectroscopy technology.

University of Adelaide scientists have developed a new simple, inexpensive and fast method to detect and measure very low concentrations of agricultural lime in soils, which is generally a time consuming and difficult exercise.

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Why backyard farming is the type of dirty work you want to be involved in

Veggie garden by Chanda Johnson on Pixabay

Is urban agriculture just a nice idea, or a plausible reality? Cosmos Magazine chats to Isobel Hume, Dr Matthias Salomon and Professor Tim Cavagnaro.

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A new dawn in plant breeding: Australian Plant Breeding Academy

Professor Jason Able mentoring current undergraduate students (L-R) Darien Olson (B. Information Technology), Darcy Lapidge (B. Viticulture & Oenology), and Thomas Follett (B. Agricultural Sciences) in the art of faba bean crossing and plant breeding selection decisions.

The University of Adelaide’s School of Agriculture, Food and Wine is partnering with Australian Grain Technologies Pty Ltd (AGT) on a new academy to take Australia’s plant breeding into the future.

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What do astronauts eat?

Fresh food grown in the microgravity environment of space - by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (CC BY-NC 2.0)

But what are the challenges of growing plants in space? And how could we develop crops to support long-term space habitation?

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Plant-based food the flavour of new research facility

Pulses, including lentils, chickpeas and beans.

A new international food flavour facility will launch at Waite campus to improve the taste of sustainable, healthy, plant-based food and ingredients.

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Blasting the zombie out of water-saving tech

A 'zombie idea' is one that persists no matter how much evidence is thrown against it. Photo from iStock.

A team of scientists, including experts from the University of Adelaide, suggest that reliance on modern irrigation technologies as a water-use efficiency strategy is a ‘zombie idea’ – one that persists no matter how much evidence is thrown against it.

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Agriculture student’s love for Adelaide keeps growing

Chau Anh Cao - Agriculture student

International student Chau Anh Cao shares her experiences studying agricultural sciences and living in Adelaide.

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SA Drought Hub to expand after funding boost

Chris Preston

The South Australian Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub is being expanded following an injection of additional funding from the Australian Government.

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