How can agrifood respond to our modern tastes?
The modern consumer is seeking more from the agrifood sector. We outline the changes we're seeing as a result.
Calling Australian irrigators: water use study
A new study needs Australian irrigators to better understand their strategies and help provide improved recommendations for droughts.
Scientists solving Vietnam’s environmental challenges
Australian and Vietnamese researchers are teaming up to tackle Vietnam’s biggest environmental challenges.
Science quiz: are you April fool or cool?
Our blogs have been coming thick and fast this month. Let’s see how much you remember while you’ve been social distancing like a champ!
Let’s get quiz-ical: March science quiz questions
It's time to find out what you remember from the last month of science news and break the boredom in isolation.
Sunflowers help researchers advise on managing cotton pests
We’ve planted sunflowers between rows of cotton to act as windbreaks and so that helpful insects to thrive and help deal with insect pests. In turn, this helps cotton farmers limit their use of harsh insecticides. It’s part of what’s called integrated pest management.
What a load of bull: auctioning cattle semen for charity
Don't adjust your screen - this isn't the Betoota Advocate. We're auctioning off 5000 ‘straws’ of bull semen, all in the name of charity.
Catcher of the rye: how sleuthing gluten just got easier
Our researchers are the first to detect gluten proteins in all four of the gluten-containing grains, including rye, to help with better food labelling.
Phosphates to feed the world
We invented a new smelting process to produce phosphates for fertiliser. Called PyroPhos, it eliminates harmful waste found in other phosphate production processes and creates a valuable by-product which can be used in construction.
Paulo de Souza’s science at the pub: Vanishing bees and Mars’ damp, dark past
Catch Professor de Souza’s talk at the pub, from micro-sensors hitched to honeybees to water-detecting gear on Mars rover Opportunity—it'll be a night to remember.
Livestock-wear: The latest fashion on the field
Wearable tech is fashion-forward, but why should humans get all the bling? From Fitbit for sheep to collars for cows - we're using wearable tech to optimise livestock health, wellbeing, productivity and efficiency.