A national research initiative designed to educate and encourage children to eat more vegetables aims to increase their daily intake of fresh produce by more than half a serving per day.
The competition saw six of the region’s top young orchardists engage in a series of challenges designed to test the skills needed to successfully run a thriving fruit-growing business. Events included irrigation, pest and disease identification, tractor maintenance, and first aid.
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…
Practical AgTech for the future of horticulture, robots, automation and blockchain are promising to revolutionise farming forever.
Northern Tasmania was officially reinstated as a Pest Free Area, opening the door to domestic trade.
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.