The potential of conservation agriculture in increasing yield and tackling climate change
Over three consecutive years, researchers study conservation agriculture conditions in under-developed coastal environments in South Asia.
Conservation agriculture practices revive saline and sodic soils
Evidence suggests conservation agriculture can maintain the sustainability of agri-food systems in regions impaired by soil salinity and sodicity.
Understanding the role of organic material application in soil microbial community structures
This metagenomics study examines how application of organic material alters soil microbial populations and functionality in soil from permanent beds with residue retention.
Ecological farming a boon for staple crop farmers in Africa, new study finds
Cropping diversity, soil-enriching crops, and adding organic material to soils can boost food-crop yields for farmers who can’t apply fertilizer.
Former director general Timothy Reeves included in Queen’s Birthday Honours List
Reeves has been appointed a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia for significant service to sustainable agriculture research and production.
A climate-smart remodeling of South Asia’s rice-wheat cropping is urgent
Multiple studies show conventional farming practices degrade soils, deplete aquifers and feed rampant greenhouse gas emissions.
Q&A: Regenerative agriculture for soil health
Farming system harnesses the power of biology to rebuild soil organic matter, diversify crop systems, and improve water retention and nutrient uptake.
Turning the mechanization wheels on Zimbabwe’s small-scale farms
The new HAFIZ project will increase access to mechanization and promote conservation agriculture practices.