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Improving Crop Production, Lab-grown Meat, and Impact of Insecticides

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By Portal Admin - 12th October 2020 - Back to News

A return to rainfall means good news for Aussie farmers.

A positive weather forecast of above average rainfall and average summer temperatures has many Australian farmers hopeful for a bumper summer cropping season.

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A red future for improving crop production?

Researchers have found a way to engineer more efficient versions of the plant enzyme Rubisco by using a red-algae-like Rubisco from a bacterium.

Gen Z not ready to eat lab-grown meat, survey reveals
Research has found that, despite having a great concern for the environment and animal welfare, Generation Z is not ready to eat lab-grown meat.

Marine scientists fingerprint sources of nitrogen on the Coffs coast

Coffs coast waterways are bearing the brunt of a nitrogen double-whammy from fertilisers and recycled sewage.

Insect Armageddon: low doses of the insecticide, Imidacloprid, cause blindness in insects

Research has identified a mechanism by which low levels of insecticides could harm insects, including those that are not pests, such as bees.

More grain in the bin, more dollars in the pocket with harvester forums

Grain losses during harvesting equate to significant lost income for growers across Australia every year.

Exciting future beckons for Ag student

What prompts a highly respected and experienced palliative care nurse to leave behind the sterile white walls of a hospital for the red volcanic soils of a sweetpotato farm?

Promoting science and evidence in the gene technology debate
Path to carbon neutral red meat on menu at ICMJ webinar

Cross your I's and dot your bees for pollination

Scientists map the potential for natural forest regrowth to capture carbon

Take action to head off flystrike risks


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