The promise for American agriculture is tantalizing: healthier soil, more carbon kept in the ground, less fertilizer runoff, and less need for chemicals.
A project to support the development of the seaweed industry through marine farming has backing from the Ministry for Primary Industries’ Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures fund (SFF Futures), with CH4 Aotearoa receiving $850,000 towards its $2.6m marine farming pilot programme.
Researchers from ETH Zurich have developed a new method for tracking and measuring how polymer biodegrades, if at all, in soil.
Researchers from James Cook University (JCU) and The Australian National University (ANU) have discovered an “exquisite” natural mechanism that aids plants in limiting water loss while having little impact on their ability to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2), a process crucial for photosynthesis, plant growth, and crop yield.
A 12 month trial on a cotton farm just outside the rural town of Goondiwindi Queensland in Australia has shown it’s possible to divert large amounts of cotton textile waste at end of life from landfill with no harm done to soil health or cotton yields.
Bluesky International’s geospatial data is providing environmental insights and informing future green space plans in a bid to enhance resident well-being, improve air quality, maximise biodiversity and improve surface water management at a large housing estate on the outskirts of Swansea.
The biggest threat to biodiversity is urbanization. However, little is known by scientists about how urbanization impacts ecosystem services and biodiversity in tropical parts of the Global South.
The agricultural sector will increasingly need to adopt new technologies and entrepreneurial flair to provide secondary income, along with more flexible land use to combat weather extremes such as floods and drought, according to new research.
The repository for kelp forest projects monitors the global progress towards restoring our underwater forests.
American farms produce food, animal feed and biofuel for the world. Scientists from Argonne National Laboratory are providing valuable tools to help big agriculture make decisions that maximize potential but cancel out greenhouse gas emissions.