Low-productivity agricultural land could be transformed into millions of hectares of conservation reserve across the world, according to University of Queensland-led research.
Conservation and agriculture often clash over contested spaces and yet there are many ‘uncontested lands’, where low modern agricultural productivity and degradation make them potentially easier acquisitions that can be restored for long-term conservation benefits.
Global emissions of nitrous oxide, the third most important greenhouse gas from nitrogen-based fertilisers, have increased for many decades but accelerated since 2009 above what previous estimates have suggested, according to Australian and international scientists.
Wine researchers at the University of Adelaide are investigating drought-tolerant grape varieties from Cyprus for their suitability for Australian conditions.
Trials have been planted as part of a new research project to improve the productivity and profitability of soils with sodicity and transient salinity in low rainfall areas of the eastern grainbelt in Western Australia.
More than 100 industry professionals and researchers attended a biosolids field day hosted by South East Water on May 14 2019 at Longwarry Water Recycling Plant.
New research published in Nature Scientific Reports has found that a hormone produced by plants under stress can be applied to crops to alleviate the damage caused by salty soils. The team of researchers from Western Sydney University and the University of Queensland identified a…