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Australia’s drought continues to leave a toll on agriculture with irrigators the latest group to feel the effect. In a September report, valuers Herron Todd White warn that increasing water prices will affect growers of permanent crops and commodity prices. Water-intensive crops such as almonds, avocados, grapes...

The Victorian Government is undertaking a global search for agtech solutions for the State’s agriculture and food industries. As part of the Internet of Things trial, the government has been investigating the barriers to digital technologies in agriculture, including connectivity and the use of on-farm applications. The...

Newly available DNA information will make it easier for wheat breeders to isolate desirable traits. Image Wheat by David Monniaux licensed under a CC3.0 agreement.   In a world-first, a ground-breaking, thirteen-year global research project has recently culminated, producing a full reference sequence for the wheat variety Chinese Spring. Developing...

More consumers are opting to purchase foods free of single-plastic packaging. Image by mcstudio79 from pixabay under a CC0 license. The world’s first plastic-free aisle has opened in a supermarket in the Netherlands. Retail chain Ekoplaza has included the plastic-free area amid the growing trend against single-use...