In a world first, sugarcane farmers in far north Queensland have a new app by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, that will help them manage fertiliser use and reduce nitrogen runoff onto the Great Barrier Reef.
Plants make sugars to form leaves to grow and produce grains and fruits through the process of photosynthesis, but sugar accumulation can also slow down photosynthesis. Researching how sugars in plants control photosynthesis is therefore an important part of finding new ways of improving crop…
A new Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) collaboration is set to supercharge the north’s horticultural industry – by encouraging more producers to invest in protected cropping systems.
Wheat makes up about one fifth of our daily calories, and the demand for cereals is expected to grow significantly by 2050, especially in developing countries.