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Innovation trial: using silicon fertilisers to improve tolerance of Lady Finger bananas to Panama disease
Southern Cross University's Centre for Organics Research is part of an innovation trial to increase the tolerance of Lady Finger bananas to the devastating Panama disease.
1 Feburary 2022
Southern Cross University awarded almost $2 million for innovative research
Southern Cross University has welcomed more than $1.94 million in Australian Research Council (ARC) funding in the latest rounds, achieving a sector-leading success rate in the Discovery round.
11 January 2022
Spawn of a new era as Reef's first Coral IVF babies reach maturity
The first Coral IVF babies on the Great Barrier Reef have produced the next generation as part of this year’s mass coral spawning event, becoming the Reef's first breeding population using the innovative process pioneered by a Southern Cross University coral specialist.
13 December 2021
Sea-lebrating 40th anniversary of mass coral spawning discovery
Of the millions of new scientific research papers published every year, some discoveries are simply awe-inspiring. Like the first observation, in 1981, of one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles: how the Great Barrier Reef’s corals create new life.
3 December 2021
Grown in floating ocean pools, baby corals set free on damaged reefs
Lizard Island in the Great Barrier Reef’s far north has received its first delivery of millions of Coral IVF babies to help accelerate the recovery of damaged areas of reef.
Riding the Waves of Change: supporting school students to adapt to impacts of COVID-19
With the impacts of Covid-19 being felt globally, researchers are now gaining a clearer picture of its ongoing impact on the mental health of children and young people.
2 December 2021
Sea cucumber manual a global success story for Southern Cross Uni researcher
A Southern Cross University manual for postharvest processing of small-scale fishery products is now available in eight languages.
1 December 2021
New research brings hope for macadamia grower
Article by Southern Cross University Centre for Organics Research.
2018 was a tough year on the Brook family farm. More than 90% of the macadamia crop was lost to a native pest, the macadamia lace bug. "We were organic for five years and the lace bug nearly wiped us out," said Martin Brook, co-founder of Brookfarm – Australia’s leading gourmet muesli brand and manager of a 4,500-tree Macadamia farm.
29 November 2021
1 in 6 women have lost their jobs due to managing endometriosis
Researchers from Southern Cross University’s National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine and Western Sydney University’s NICM Health Research Institute have conducted a national survey of 389 women* with a confirmed diagnosis of endometriosis, finding that with one in three (31%) reported being passed over for promotion and one in six (15%) reported being fired, due to having to manage endometriosis symptoms.
26 November 2021
Great Barrier Reef’s baby boom holds the key to its protection
The Great Barrier Reef is booming with new life after the world’s biggest reproductive event – coral spawning – delivered Southern Cross University's Distinguished Professor Peter Harrison a narrow window to help secure its future.
25 November 2021
Southern Cross blue carbon research contributes to global climate change debate
Research from Southern Cross University’s coastal biogeochemistry experts is contributing to scientific debate around the climate benefits of blue carbon and the development of carbon and methane budgets.
1 November 2021
Healthy bodies, healthy environment: benefits of using organic food in traditional Mediterranean diet
A new international study has found that adopting a healthy Mediterranean diet significantly increased pesticide intake, while changing to organic food consumption led to a substantial decrease.
Over 3000 species of medicinal plants housed at Southern Cross University
Human societies have used herbal medicine throughout history. Yet many don’t realise that even today, a large number of pharmaceutical drugs are derived from medicinal plants.
25 October 2021
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