The Western Sydney Agrifood Mapping and Analytics project will contribute to the evidence base for specialised food industry clusters in the region.
On Friday 18 October, Liverpool City Council hosted a meeting of interested stakeholders to discuss Future Food Systems CRC research priorities for the proposed food and agribusiness hub in Western Sydney. Held at the site of the new Western Sydney […]
Hort Innovation-Western Sydney University glasshouse trials at the university’s National Vegetable Protected Cropping Centre using native stingless bee species
This PhD project will suit an ambitious early career scientist who is willing to take on a challenging project in a multi-disciplinary and fast developing field linking crop phenotyping, image analysis and IoT communication systems.
Hydroponic tomato grower Costa Group and scientists at UNE and WSU will explore microbial diversity in tomatoes’ root zones in a bid to find novel ways to combat disease in humid glasshouse environs.
Worth $250 million at the farm gate in 2017, Australia’s blueberry industry is forecast to expand considerably in coming years. While the industry target is to export 20 per cent of production by 2022, increasing production of lower-priced South American […]
Australia-based crop scientist Oula Ghannoum discusses how tech-enabled protected cropping can boost food-supply-chain resilience – right now, and in a post-pandemic world.
Australia’s national science organisation, CSIRO, has announced that it will be moving several of its divisions to the Western City & Aerotropolis Authority’s planned Agribusiness Precinct, to be sited alongside the new, curfew-free international airport.
The supply-chain disruption precipitated by the pandemic shutdown may provide the motivation needed to reinvigorate urban agriculture, contends protected cropping expert Oula Ghannoum.