agriculture

$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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Study gives cultural insight to meat market

September 14th, 2017

New research has given the sheep industry a valuable insight into the meat preferences of other countries.

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Future agricultural solutions showcased at Murdoch

September 5th, 2017

Future solutions: Professor Richard Harper (second right) with Murdoch Crop and Pasture Science students at the symposium

From transforming the meat industry with new scanning technology to the transformation of breeding techniques to improve global crop production, Murdoch University’s 2017 Agricultural Research Symposium showcased an exciting future for Western Australian farming.

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Waterlogging tolerant barley breakthrough

August 31st, 2017

New barley varieties with greater waterlogging tolerance are on the horizon, after a scientific breakthrough in genetic research identified a major contributing gene.

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Murdoch agriculture research delivers global food solutions

August 21st, 2017

Grain yield: Murdoch researcher Dr Camilla Hill will be among the presenters at the Symposium

Identifying grain pests and ways to sell meat to China will be among key developments in agriculture research that will be showcased at Murdoch University on Friday 1 September.

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Murdoch technology to help combat Indo-Pacific malnutrition

August 18th, 2017

A Murdoch University technology that prevents mould growth on fresh food is part of a $4 million initiative to combat malnutrition in the Indo-Pacific region.

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Saltbush potential to mitigate carbon emissions

August 8th, 2017

New research from Murdoch University has investigated the potential for farmers to use a native Australian shrub to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Two papers have estimated the amount of carbon that could be stored in farmland across Australia and the use of digital imagery to cheaply and quickly measure this carbon.

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Scientists prove foxes diet on sheep and possums

June 26th, 2017

Associate Professor Trish Fleming

Hundreds of fox carcasses have been analysed by Murdoch University researchers to find out more about what the predator eats.

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Aerial approach to feral pig control

June 2nd, 2017

Feral pigs impact agricultural productivity and environmental resources

Western Australian researchers are using thermal sensors attached to aircraft and drones to detect feral pigs, as part of a trial aimed at strengthening management of significant pest animals.

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