Agriculture Victoria is calling on growers and agronomists to contribute to a national project seeking to determine the potential soil-borne diseases of pulse and oilseed crops.
There is often a perception that many businesses put profit first and the environment a distant second, but new research from the University of South Australia suggests companies prioritising a healthy planet are now the ones reaping the financial rewards.
CQUniversity Australia has built the world’s first mango auto-harvester, with field trials at Yeppoon of the first prototype achieving a 75 per cent efficiency in automatically identifying and picking fruit in view.
Increasing expression of a protein involved in photosynthesis in tobacco can reduce the amount of water the plants lose by 25%, according to a study in Nature Communications. The findings could have implications for increasing crop production with limited water supplies.
World-first QUT research that has produced a golden-orange fleshed banana, rich in pro-vitamin A, has been published in the prestigious Plant Biotechnology Journal.