A University of Melbourne led study has established how plants use their metabolism to tell time and know when to grow – a discovery that could help leverage growing crops in different environments, including different seasons, different latitudes or even in artificial environments and vertical…
Cross-pollination for macadamias has proved critical for maximising yields in a Hort Innovation pollination research and development project. The project team recently finished up analysis on macadamia cross pollination to better understand the implications on nut production and ensuring adequate pollination takes place.
New workers starting at Victorian horticulture businesses will be quickly brought up to speed to get to work quicker thanks to an online training package supported by the Victorian Government.
The journey of New Zealand’s high quality nutritious food from farmer to fork is what drives Agcarm’s horticultural scholarship winner, Alexandra Tomkins in her goal to be a leader in food production.
A study published in Scientific Reports by Macquarie University Applied BioSciences has revealed that Queensland Fruit Fly (Q-fly) can detect the presence of potential predators by smell. Incredibly the study also found that Q-fly modify their behaviour based upon this detection, adopting predator specific responses.
A large team of researchers from Lincoln University, the University of Auckland, and Auckland University of Technology has shown, in an article* published in the prestigious journal Nature Plants, that the flammability of plant species generally runs in the family.