The production of food and beverages could become cheaper and more reliable thanks to a germination breakthrough by La Trobe University and University of Western Australia scientists. The research, published...

Serve weather has taken its toll on Australia’s 2017 macadamia crop. The 2017 crop forecast has now been revised down to 47, 000 tonnes in-shell, approximately 10 per cent lower than originally expecting....

Researchers from the University of Queensland have lead the development of a new crop protection spray described as “revolutionary”. ‘Bio Clay’ spray was developed in conjunction with the University...

Pharmaceutical giant, Bayer AG, has acquired global agricultural company, Monsanto, in a USD $66 billion deal. The acquisition has resulted in the world’s largest seller of farming chemicals and seeds. Both...

Australia’s 2016 macadamia crop is on track to reach 46, 750 tonnes in-shell says the Australian Macadamia Society (AMS). According to the AMS, Australia’s macadamia production has steadily increased...

A media release we received this week states that “only 50 per cent” of Australians have tried quinoa. Although 50 per cent might seem like a small figure at first, is it really that small when considering...

Australian avocado industry’s marketing body The Avolution has blamed poor weather and increasing demand for recent price hikes.   With many of the avocados sold in Australia over summer coming...

Australian scientists have found a potential solution for maintaining certain globally planted crops during drought.   The finding has come after researchers from the Queensland University of Technology...

Australian leading walnut producer Webster Limited yesterday announced that a ‘nut set issue’ will likely impact the company’s 2016 crop yield.   Although Webster says the impact on the 2016...

An example of a vertical farm like the ones at Expo Milano 2015. Image by Rameshng via Wikicommons More farmers could soon be going above and beyond, with the sky as the limit, when it comes to growing...