Sustainable irrigation has become a significant issue for the agricultural community. In areas of the world where water is scarce and droughts are plentiful, it is essential that tools and methods are put in place to efficiently handle water management mechanisms in farming practices. Hence the use and practice of precision irrigation. Precision irrigation is the implementation of various irrigation techniques which allow farmers to manage their resources effectively to produce an optimal harvest.
There are four methods of precision irrigation that can be integrated into an irrigation system...
We saw this demonstration of beekeeping at the Sydney Royal Easter show. The beekeeper used some smoke to calm the bees before opening the hive then explained how it works.The work of a queen bee is much harder than I thought!Nearby there are honey tastings and many varieties of honey- a great way to encourage people to try.
An ambitious plan to transform the way ingredients are created by using fermentation has raised $10.5 million in seed funding, a new record for a female-founded startup.Cauldron, based in regional NSW, will use the funds to expand its existing pilot plant in Orange, 260km west of Sydney, as well as building a national production network and team.While the notion of fermentation is nothing new Founder Michele Stansfield says they are at the cutting edge of “precision fermentation” – industrial-scale fermentation. Precision fermentation is designed to develop new ingredients such as proteins, fats and fibres, which can then be used to create animal-free “milk”, plant-based “meats” and biodegradable plastic alternatives.