QUT scientist and humanitarian, Distinguished Professor James Dale, who has developed potentially lifesaving bananas for some of the poorest people on earth is the 2019 Queensland Senior Australian of the Year.
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.
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.
The kiwifruit, a member of the Chinese gooseberry family, contains about as much vitamin C as an orange. This extra boost in vitamin C production is the result of the kiwifruit’s ancestors’ spontaneously duplicating their DNA in two separate evolutionary events approximately 50-57 million and…
Australian vegetable-growing farms: an economic survey 2016–17 and 2017–18 shows a 12 per cent increase in cash income for Australian vegetable farms to $319,000 per farm in 2017-18.
Want to try a furry apple with red flesh? Kiwi scientists say modern plant breeding techniques that mimic changes to DNA made in nature – such as CRISPR-Cas9 — will allow us to easily change how fruit and veg look, feel, taste and nourish us.