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Register for CSIRO’s Impact7 event coming up in August

From saving newborn lives to decontaminating soil to uncovering the mysteries of space; IMPACT7 2018 showcases the Australian research making a huge impact. Over one discovery-filled day, hear how researchers are addressing the major challenges facing our globe.
In partnership with CSIRO, IMPACT7 2018 will spotlight high-impact research from across the […]

Food for thought: Challenges and opportunities for farming in Melbourne’s foodbowl

Melbourne is surrounded by a highly productive foodbowl that is important to the food supply of this rapidly growing city.
Previous generations have managed the resources of the city’s hinterland to maintain the capacity of the land, waterways and ecosystems to feed the city’s residents.
However, rapid and continuing growth since the […]

Innovative farmers come up with ways to phase out single-use plastic packaging

Paul Crock wants to pioneer sustainable packaging in the meat industry. (ABC Rural: Jess Davis)

Paul Crock wants to pioneer sustainable packaging in the meat industry. (ABC Rural: Jess Davis)
 
Innovative farmers and producers are coming up with their own solutions to phase out single-use plastic, but hope the market will drive demand for plastic-free options.
Gippsland beef producer Paul Crock believes he can go plastic-free, despite being […]

Soil health expert Jay Fuhrer headlines Vic No-Till Annual Conference

12-13  July 2018
Rich River Golf Club Resort, Moama
Jay Fuhrer, Soil Health Specialist for the North Dakota Natural Resources Conservation Service, will be a featured speaker at the 16th annual conference of the Vic No-Till Association. Jay will communicate his extensive 37 years experience in connecting cropping and grazing systems for better […]