Queensland banana growers have avoided a serious biosecurity risk with the Northern Territory officially declared banana freckle free.
Ask a farmer to name the most essential components for crop production and without doubt, nitrogen will be first on the list. Now Australian researchers have created a map of how nitrogen is used during photosynthesis in wheat, rice and maize, the three main cereal…
Vertical farming – where food is grown indoors in high stacks – will not replace traditional fruit and vegetable growing in New Zealand, but it may supplement it in future if technology makes it economically viable, research released finds.
New Zealand’s booming apple and pear industry is already promising great career opportunities for the first graduates of a new stand-alone Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture.
Avocado aficionados will benefit from a Queensland research project that aims to strip bare the avocado to reveal detailed information about the popular fruit’s biology.
The adage “from little things, big things grow” certainly applies to University of New England (UNE) PhD student Jack Mooney, who has swapped the backyard greenhouse of his undergraduate days for one of the largest glasshouses in the Southern Hemisphere.