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More crops per drop

A solution is much needed to fight droughts and preserve crops. Researchers have now developed a device capable of checking the humidity in the soil, and releasing irrigation water as needed โ€“ just enough without wasting ...

Jul 12, 2013 4 / 5 (1) 0

Deserts 'greening' from rising CO2

Increased levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) have helped boost green foliage across the world's arid regions over the past 30 years through a process called CO2 fertilisation, according to CSIRO research.

Jul 03, 2013 4.6 / 5 (28) 20

Could pond waste be the 'new' fertiliser?

The University of Stirling is to lead a new project to develop a strategy for using nutrient-rich aquatic biomass waste โ€“ from ponds, wetlands and other water-bodies โ€“ in farming, as an environmentally ...

May 22, 2013 not rated yet 1

Big pig poo problem solved

An Australian led-project to turn 1.4 million tonnes of Chinese pig poo into alternative energy and fertiliser has been hailed in a national science award.

May 20, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 2