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Finding The Limits Of Gardens As Summers Intensify

The research trials underway at Western Sydney University’s Hawkesbury campus were showcased this week on popular television program Gardening Australia as host Josh Byrne toured the greenhouse heatwave and drought trials for the Which Plant Where project.

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New ‘Living Lab' in Sydney's Inner West

One of the big challenges is a changing environment, posing a simple question with perhaps a not so simple solution – as our climate changes, which horticulture species will thrive, or struggle, in future Australian urban areas?

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The Living Lab Goes In At Hawkesbury

To uncover the real-world performance of the plants that will thrive in a more varied and uncertain future means we need to test them in the field. Our Living Labs are field plantings of trees and shrubs, in urban locations across Australia.

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Visiting Growers In Melbourne

The research team visited growers in the greater Melbourne area to better understand which horticultural practices are currently used for the production and supply of plants and how these can affect plant growth, tolerance to drought and heat, as well as post-planting success...

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Feeling The Heat In Western Sydney's Sizzling Summer

In January and February 2017, Richmond RAAF base recorded 11 days above 40°C, the 11th of February was the hottest day coming in at a whopping 47°C. Environmental science student Elise Dando had the opportunity to get out into the field for the first time, record some interesting data using fun ‘techy-gear’...

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Planting The Seeds Of A Five-Year Research Program

Worth more than $10 million, the Which Plant Where, When and Why Database For Growing Urban Greenspace project is a significant exercise in research logistics. We give you an inside look into how things are going nine months into the project.

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