Saturday links

Every Saturday’s post on AgriTapestry is a collection of agriculture, agritecture, urban farming and gardening related links, often stories that have come up during the week. Here’s this week’s:

Around the country

NSW vinyardists have earliest bud break in decades due to warm winter  (the ABC)

Wet weather takes a toll on 2013 macadamia crop (Farming’s Future)

Big year for NSW sugar cane plant (The Land)

SPC Ardmona goes back to dumped peach growers and asks for more peaches (the ABC)

Amazing photo of double rainbow over canola fields (The Border Mail)

A glowing red creek, not in Mordor, but NSW – poisoned by acid from old mines (The Newcastle Herald)

Crop responses to dry seeding investigated for low rainfall areas (W.A. Dept of Agriculture)

Urban foraging: uncovering the secret fruits of the city (The Guardian)

Desert in bloom and busy Alice Springs botanists (the ABC)

Bush plum making better prawns (the ABC)

 

National, Federal and interstate issues

Coalition pushing CSG wells in NSW – Industry Minister and Agriculture Minister at odds (The Land)

Australian research to prevent varroa mite killing bees takes to the private arena for funding (the Age)

About an MP who didn’t “get” her country electorate (the Age)

Using agriculture to store carbon (the ABC)

Good outlook for farm earnings, says ABARE (the ABC)

More on the Murray River critically-endangered-listing (Weekly Times Now)

Australia’s research decline undermining agriculture (The Countryman)

Climate change will ‘exacerbate existing problems’, say Defence (the ABC)

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