New greenhouse control technologies create cleaner, high-quality vegetables

JACK LAWRIE Plant factories in Japan are capable of producing up to one hundred times the amount of vegetables produced in open fields, thanks to new developments in greenhouse cultivation Chief-Director of the Japan Plant Factory … [Read more...]

Placing stadium sports turf research on top of priority list

MICHAEL HERNANDEZ New research into grass management and maintenance for premier sports stadiums is long overdue, a leading turf expert said this week. The push for renewed research comes as pressure grows for high quality sports turf in … [Read more...]

The tools to sustainable urban landscapes

TESSA FOX Modern urban landscapes should be more than just pretty shrubbery, they should be clever, climate-ready green spaces that make urban living better, international horticulturalists heard this week. In his presentation at the 29th … [Read more...]

Papaya research could rid plant disease for good

SARAH DIONYSIUS Exotic fruit could be the key to eradicating plant disease and reducing crop loss. Research presented at the International Horticulture Congress in Brisbane this week detailed how tropical papaya is being used as a model … [Read more...]

Research to make real field turf a viable option once again

ARIANA DEELEYArtificial turf may be the hot new thing in sporting field surfaces but researchers say it’s time to get back to reality.Speaking at the International Horticultural Congress in Brisbane this week, head of research at the Sports Turf … [Read more...]

New apple ready to roll into the Australian market

LACEE BUZZA A fresh new apple variety will soon be ready for Australian lunchboxes. Celebrated for its vibrant colour, crunchy texture and sweet taste, the Kalei apple promises to stay in prime eating condition for up to three … [Read more...]

Funding shortage puts the brakes on Filipino research

SARA CUPOVIC The Philippines has embraced biotechnologies to genetically modify high yielding crops, but a shortage of funding and experienced researchers is hampering progress, a leading Filipino researcher said in Brisbane this … [Read more...]