Murdoch agriculture innovators win government awards

March 8th, 2018

Dr Sofie De Meyer (left) and Maddison Corlett

Murdoch University agriculture entrepreneur Dr Sofie De Meyer and PhD student Maddison Corlett have each won 2018 Science and Innovation Awards from the Australian Government.

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Murdoch helps Vietnamese farmers improve soil quality and crop yields.

March 5th, 2018

Murdoch University researchers have been helping Vietnamese farmers to improve their yields by applying simple yet effective irrigation techniques, combined with nutritionally-balanced fertilisers.

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International exchange opens door to new side of Bali life

February 9th, 2018

Arriving on the day of the Mount Agung volcano eruption proved to be a baptism of fire for a group of Murdoch University students on an international cultural exchange program.

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The weed that helps to feed the world

January 30th, 2018

Professor Rudi Appels

Scientists say that the detailed sequencing of the genome for a grass species considered a weed in some countries, could help to improve food security for the world’s expanding population.

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$2.35m research funding to improve lamb survival

November 29th, 2017

From left to right Caroline Jacobson, Sarah Blumer, Serina Hancock and Amy Lockwood

Three Murdoch University research projects, which aim to improve reproductive outcomes in sheep and lambs, have won funding worth $2.35 million from Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA).

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Tall Poppy success sown in Murdoch agriculture research

November 2nd, 2017

Dr Sofie De Meyer

Murdoch University agricultural researcher Dr Sofie De Meyer has been named as one of Western Australia’s best young scientists.

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Dangerous bug under the microscope

October 25th, 2017

Daniel Knight

A Murdoch University researcher has won more than $300,000 in Federal Government funding to study a bacterium that causes life-threatening diarrhoea in humans and animals.

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More fish in doesn’t mean more fish out

September 26th, 2017

Releasing fish and prawns from aquaculture into the ocean needs to be monitored and managed to ensure wild populations increase, resources are not wasted and natural populations are not harmed.

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$1.8m for lab robots to control antimicrobial resistance on farms

September 20th, 2017

Resistance researchers: Dr Sam Abraham (left) and Dr Mark O

Murdoch University researchers are partnering with industry to investigate the application of laboratory robots to accurately test for antimicrobial resistance among farmed pigs and chickens.

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Outstanding achievements celebrated at Murdoch graduations

September 15th, 2017

More than 600 graduates are now part of Murdoch’s global alumni family of 60,000 after two glittering graduation ceremonies this week at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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