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:

Video: The Farming Game – 2013 Chickpea Harvest (Martin Murray)

From fertiliser to Zyklon B: 100 years of the scientific discovery that brought life and death (The Guardian)

Video: A simple solution to the coming phosphorus crisis (TED Talks)

ACCC issues Luv-a-Duck $360,000 fine for misleading claims (Smart Company)

The Shonky Award for nothing egg-ceeds like egg-cess goes to ECOEGGS (Choice)

Teddy bear shearing leaves crowd in stitches (NZ Farmer)

Dung beetle survey in bid to curb flies (DAFWA)

In this report, we apply basic scientific techniques to answer the question “Is Kansas as flat as a pancake?” (Improbable Research)

ABARES report flags red tape cuts (Farming Ahead Online)

Weeds into biochar in the NT (ABC)

Hyundai unveils worlds first aquaponics farm powered by a fuel cell car (Inhabitat)

Seeds on Katy Perry’s album trigger biosecurity alert (ABC)

Insects are key for food security in a growing world (The Conversation)

New move to retain South Australia’s fruit-fly-free status (Horticulture Australia)

Small farms may be better for food security and biodiversity (

USA, Dreyfus stoke doubts over Aussie wheat crop (

Australian farm advocacy urged to change (ABC)

Rainwater harvesting – dismissed by Texas voters but embraced by business (The Guardian)

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