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Agriculture

The market for personalised food
Future market is a US based company seeking to amplify  "weak signals" or nascent trends, technologies, and behaviors t
23rd February 2020 by Lou Conway 0 Comments
(2 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)
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Agriculture

Growing 'Youlk' - sustainable bushfood
Consider growing Youlk,  with its crisp apple-like texture, golden potato colour and hints of carrot and sweet eucalypt flavour, it makes a tasty ingredient for salads, stews, pies, gratin, cakes and other dishes — or simply roasted, baked or fried with a little butter and salt. Well adapted to the WA environment, this plant can thrive under dry conditions in nutrient-poor, sandy soils. However, for best results in a backyard garden, grow your Youlk in full sun or part shade, in loamy soil, and water generously during Summer. To learn more about Youlk and other bushfoods go to www.tuckerbush.com.au
23rd February 2020 by Lou Conway 0 Comments
(2 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)
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Agriculture

A solar farm that benefits farmers
A unique feature of the Pavagada Solar Park in Karnataka India is that land used in the entire park is leased from farmers, which has lowered the park’s cost. Farmers are paid per acre with a five percent escalation every two years for land that is being utilized for the solar park development. Since Pavagada is a drought-hit area, this arrangement is helpful to farmers. https://mercomindia.com/karnatakas-pavagada-solar-operational/
17th February 2020 by IdeaSpies 0 Comments
(3 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)
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Agriculture

Honouring the maternal pedigree
Another Australian agtech company SmartShepherd has just been named #225  in the world's top 500 agritechnologies enabling livestock breeders to collect maternal pedigree quickly and cost effectively. Maternal pedigree is the key to unlocking the genetic potential of a farmer’s herd or flock, significant productivity gains can be achieved by tracking which animals produce profitable offspring. Additionally, there are numerous animal welfare issues that can only be addressed by knowing an animal’s mothering ability. SmartShepherd works with any grazing livestock, including sheep, cattle and goats.
16th February 2020 by Lou Conway 0 Comments
(2 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)
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Agriculture

Genetic edge for fast growing wheat
Farmers and researchers working together take an idea and turn it into commercial benefit.  CSIRO research geneticist Dr Greg Rebetzke demonstrates the development of short-season (100 to 120-day) wheat in a response to growers' need for more options in the face of a changing climate. The idea is that by getting the right genetics into the pre-breeding program; genetics for improved vigour, better weed competitiveness, reduced soil evaporation and faster growth, all combine to reduce a five-to-six-month crop duration down to three or four months.  For more information see GRDC's website www.grdc.com.au
16th February 2020 by Lou Conway 0 Comments
(3 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)
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Agriculture

Huge opportunities in plant-based meats
Australians are good at producing beef and should continue to do so. Adding a focus on alternative protein, setting our sights early on taking advantage of our agricultural science and supporting it with significant investment to develop the products, services and supply chains will enable Australia to get ahead of the curve of opportunity.More than 12 per cent of the Australian population are already vegetarians. The global alternative protein market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 9.5 per cent from 2019 to reach US$17.9 billion by 2025. www.innovationaus.com/australia-must-tap-plant-based-meat-boom/
14th February 2020 by IdeaSpies 1 Comments
(6 vote(s), average 4.8 out of 5)