Archive for July, 2016

  • New Way of Fertilising Pastures Helps Environment

    Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

    AUSTRALIA – James Cook University researchers have shown a way to potentially halve the amount of fertiliser dairy farmers use while maintaining pasture yields, providing improved protection for the Great Barrier Reef.
    JCU’s Dr Paul Nelson said nitrogen from fertiliser spread on fields can have significant environmental effects on creeks and coastal waters.
    “Ensuring plants have sufficient [...]

  • Interdisciplinary proposals struggle to get funded

    Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

    Scientists have long suspected that proposals that bridge diverse disciplines of science have lower odds of being funded. A study of Australian funding decisions now suggests that this is true.
    The findings seem to confirm the anecdotal evidence, says Rick Rylance, a chair of Research Councils UK, a major funding agency in the United Kingdom. “I [...]