horticulture climate monitoring News

  • High-tech greenhouse research facility for Australian horticulture

    Supported by Wageningen UR Greenhouse horticulture, a new high-tech greenhouse research facility will be built on the campus of University of Western Sydney, 50 km West of Sydney, Australia. Greenhouse horticultural industry is fast developing in Australia. Several new large vegetable production sites have started their operation during the last years, some of them with Dutch technology. ...

  • AUS$6.3m from Rudd Govt to help land managers adapt to climate change

    The Rudd Government is continuing to roll out programs to help primary producers adapt to climate change, with another $6.3 million announced this week. Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Tony Burke has announced the funding under the FarmReady Industry Grants – part of Australia’s Farming Future. Primary producers, natural resource management groups and Indigenous land managers ...

    By Australian Government

  • Peatlands benefit us all – Don’t drain them!

    Why should we keep peatlands wet? If they have been drained, why should we bother to rewet them? The answer is that peatlands provide huge benefits that often go unrecognised. Presentations from China and Belarus in a side event co-organised by Wetlands International at the Ramsar Convention Conference of the Parties (COP11) gave excellent overviews of the benefits as well as challenges of ...

    By Wetlands International

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