Agriculture & Food
TO GET a basic idea of the richness of Western Australia’s soils, Andy Whiteley says you only need to stomp your foot in the ground and then look at the imprint.
UWA scientists are spearheading lab research on behalf of the Livestock Methane Research Cluster into ways to measure and reduce methane emissions from livestock in northern Australia.
THE Frank Wise Institute of Tropical Agricultural Research, near Kununurra, is maintaining sugar cane stock in anticipation of new orders.
IT’S been described as the missing link in precision agriculture—and it could save the agricultural industry between $500 million and $1 billion annually.
WA has a new hope for drought-tolerant fodder during the dry months after researchers announce the plant tedera holds promise as a new pasture species for sheep and cattle.
ACCORDING to research from the CSIRO, land administrators should be aware of the substantial ecological barriers and time frames involved in achieving rangelands of a particular composition following changes, as these have a major influence on what they can demand of pastoral leases.
ACTIVELY excluding banana bunchy top virus (BBTV) from Australian banana plantations could save up to $27 million a year, according to new research.
A University of New England (NSW) researcher believes current livestock production methods must change to meet surging global demand for meat.
NEW research in rice trials are underway in Western Australia’s Kimberley region to identify new developments and techniques to see if the crop can return as a profitable source of revenue for the region.
SCIENTISTS in the USA and Australia have revealed in a new study that there is a clear link between rising global temperatures, changing rainfall patterns and oceanic salinity levels.
RESEARCHERS have found that molasses supplements can be used to increase cattle liveweight that are rotationally grazing leucaena-pangola pastures in WA’s Ord River irrigation area (ORIA).
INSECTS may form a sustainable, nutritious alternative to meat in the effort to keep food production in pace with the planet’s booming population.
ADEQUATE food that can be accessed by all West Australians from a safe, affordable, nutritious and environmentally sustainable food supply is a key priority in developing food security for the State.
WHILE the International Conference on Entomology, recently held in India, was meant to focus on pest and disease control for agricultural purposes, no one suspected that the theme would change from insect-killing to insect-saving, when came WA Professor of invertebrate conservation's turn to speak.
NEW research has found bananas are photoperiod responsive, overruling the widely accepted belief that temperature is the key variable in banana development.
MORE attention needs to be paid to global plant biosecurity to guarantee food production and supplies, according to a key WA scientist of the field.
TODAY is the first day of harvesting for a new genetically modified cotton variety, grown in WA. The field trial in the Ord River irrigation district in the Kimberley is the third in a series across Australia.
THE crop-devastating fungus Rice Blast has struck rice fields in WA’s Ord River Irrigation Area near Kunanurra. The infection is a first for an Australian commercial crop of this size.
New sterol study aimed at reducing pesticides in farming.