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Planting For Hope Midsummer Update: New Piglets Arrive, Plenty of Rain
Apollo Saku is a farmer, agricultural academic and project leader for Planting for Hope Uganda, a sustainable wealth creation programme...
Simplifying the Process to Purify Water Using Seed Extracts
Researchers have streamlined and simplified a process that uses extracts from seeds of Moringa oleifa trees to purify water, reducing...
Queen Bumblebees Travel far from Birthplace before Setting Up Home
Scientists have discovered how the presence of even small amounts of water can influence the structure of plant roots in soil, a finding...
Payback Soil Carbon from Pasture Conversion to Sugarcane Droduction
The reduction of soil carbon stock caused by the conversion of pasture areas into sugarcane plantations – a very common change in...
Old Ways Help Modern Maize Defend Itself
Many modern crops have high productivity, but have lost their ability to produce certain defence chemicals, making them vulnerable...
Boron Tolerance Discovery for Higher Wheat Yields
Australian scientists have identified the genes in wheat that control tolerance to a significant yield-limiting soil condition found...
Why is Bioenergy Important?
BBSRC has supported world-leading bioscience for over two decades. In a series of articles during its 20th anniversary, we will be...
Breeding Better Beer
Brewing-enthusiast Dr Chris Ridout had little idea when he applied for a BBSRC public engagement grant in 2001 that it might lead him...
Insect's Mating Secrets Key to Protecting Australia's Farms
CSIRO scientists are combining micro sensing, sterile insect technology and new insect trapping systems to protect our farms from one...
Australian Soil Carbon Map Sets Baseline for Future Gains
A new CSIRO-developed map of Australia's stored soil carbon provides an important benchmark against which Australia can track future...
New Mechanism Can Regulate Root Architecture
Scientists have uncovered a new mechanism by which plants can regulate root architecture, a discovery that could lead to better ways...
Findings Advance Iron-rich, Cadmium-free Crops
With news reports of toxic, cadmium-tainted rice in China, a new study describes a protein that transports metals in certain plants...
Innovation in Rural Areas Improve Agriculture, Health Care
The current special issue of "Technology and Innovation" is devoted to articles on both innovations in rural regions and general articles...
Plants Sense Water in Soil; Grow Roots in the Right Direction
The presence of even small amounts of water can influence the structure of plant roots in soil, a finding that opens up new possibilities...
Could Spiders Be the Answer to Saving our Bees?
A novel bio-pesticide created using spider venom and a plant protein has been found to be safe for honeybees – despite being highly...
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