Agriculture

white and red wine bottles close up

Wine fraud is a threat to Australia’s wine industry, but a technique to fingerprint wine could help protect the industry.

display of confectionary

The fate of the environment just got personal. It turns out, everyone's waist lines add up and what's better for your health is also better for the environment.

truck on country road

What truck drivers do in clicks, scientists have done in data – tracking the great distances travelled by Australian produce from farm gate to market. It’s all to make for better infrastructure investment and make those long journeys more efficient and reliable.

wheat stubble at sunset

Crop yield models might not sound like traditional ag hardware but they've become a key tool in a modern farmer’s kit. They're as good as they are accurate, and new research is focusing on making them more responsive to climate change.

satellite image of river and irrigated area

There's a high-tech tool increasingly available to farmers from Australia to Africa - remote sensing data from satellites. And they don't even have to leave the paddock.

Mapping the genome of this hungry caterpillar might help scientists target what makes it such an effective megapest that it can develop resistance to most known insecticides the world over.

african landscape

Using the same methodology used in Australia's greenhouse gas emissions accounting system, Kenya is now keeping track of its carbon emissions and leading the way in Africa.

hillside farming in vietnam

Industrial-scale agriculture that focuses on increased yields might not be the answer to feeding the world's growing population. New research suggests the UN's Sustainable Development Goals require a discussion on quality over quantity, where smaller farms are recognised as the nutrient power house.

long distance image of a green valley with dams

Modern technology and old-fashioned community connectedness are transforming irrigation practices in a little corner of Tasmania.