Entries by Lakshmi Bala

Bio-Agri Inputs: Supporting Fertiliser Efficiency, Supply Chain Resilience and Net Zero Agriculture

The Australian Federal Government recently announced grant awards as part of its $1.5 billion Modern Manufacturing Strategy. These grants were set up to help Australian businesses build or scale their capabilities towards a supply chain vulnerability for agricultural production chemicals.  Phase 1 awards were announced earlier this month and were aimed at offering 27 projects […]

Why it’s time to think about Soil Carbon

So, what is soil carbon, and why is it so important? Through photosynthesis carbon is removed from the atmosphere by plants, which convert carbon dioxide into plant material.  What the plant doesn’t need for growth is exuded via the roots to feed soil microorganisms.  Carbon is the main component of soil organic matter which helps […]