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“to make for a more sustainable agricultural future” …

Our plan to implement Savannah enrichment landscaping, using profitable indigenous species, is boosted by this latest result. Integrated, sustainable agriculture: Plant life considered in ecosystem synergies Written by  Chris Thomas Poor survival of proteaceous species such as parrot bush (Banksia … Continue reading

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another new North West predator found …

A new toxic jellyfish is found here off Western Australia. This adds to a number of new species found in research in the local tropical region. Thank goodness this one is hard to find, as Irukanji stings give feelings of … Continue reading

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unclassified, and extremely remote, species …

The Kimberley and adjacent regions have many remote inaccessible areas, which means that much of the flora and fauna is unclassified. Geoff Vivian reports: Remote Kimberley teeming with unclassified life. I have heard many strange frog calls on field trips … Continue reading

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boosting crop yields …

Research into cropping speeds up, fitting the usual 8 years of breeding that goes into a new variety, into just 12 months. How researchers are speeding up seed production for new wheat Also at SNWA, an article that shows where … Continue reading

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‘horrors’ hidden away in a museum … new species

I often wonder what’s hidden away in the museum’s collection, but new species of spider wasn’t one. I would expect live spiders of all kinds. Four mouse spiders were recently named, now they want more. Help is wanted: Old specimens … Continue reading

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naturally occurring Genetic Modification …

This research defies the Green agenda against GM products such as modified Corn and Canola. Natural GM is the result of viral and bacterial parasites, says this latest post from SNWA: Scientists uncover ‘treasure trove’ in jumping genes Written by  … Continue reading

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defence against imported viruses …

Australia has chickens as an early warning for disease control: Chickens still form line of defence in northern virus control Unlike the US, which uses immigrants flooding over the border, with the first new case of swine flu. Illegal Alien … Continue reading

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fact checking CSIRO’s impending food crisis …

Assumptional science ought to be the heading here, where the story is based on this assumption, that and the other assumption, without any credible attempt to show proof of the assumption. Yep that’s how science is reported and done the … Continue reading

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snubfin dolphins from Broome…

Rare dolphins living in Roebuck Bay, Broome, have been the subject of more research lately, Kandy Curran writes: Roebuck Bay, a special place for snubfin dolphins ONE of the great scientific surprises in recent times is… An extraordinary image of … Continue reading

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decoys and tails …

I had often wondered why some lizard species have bright colours, now some researchers have discovered why in a ‘model’ trial. Rob Payne, from SNWA reports: Tail attraction saves lizards from fatal attacks Written by  Rob Payne The lizard models … Continue reading

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