agriculture

Murdoch Agricultural Research Symposium

August 10th, 2016

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Murdoch University is to host a conference to discuss the latest advances in agricultural research. The Murdoch Agricultural Research Symposium will be held at the University’s Perth campus on Friday, 2 September. Murdoch’s leading scientists and research students will discuss a range of topics, including advances in sheep and cattle production and welfare, acid and […]

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Wheat breakthrough at Murdoch

August 1st, 2016

Adjunct Professor Ian Edwards with the Tungsten crop in Toodyay, Western Australia

Researchers at Murdoch University have made a major breakthrough in improving the quality and profitability of Australia’s $6 billion wheat crops.

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National research centre at Murdoch

July 11th, 2016

Mediterranean fruit fly

Murdoch University has been chosen as the location for a national research facility which will help Australia’s $9 billion horticulture industry.

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Murdoch fighting Russian invasion

June 29th, 2016

Russian wheat aphid

Researchers at Murdoch University could hold the key to stopping the exotic pest which is threatening Australia’s $8billion cereal crop industry. Russian wheat aphid (RWA) has been detected in South Australia and Victoria – the first time it has been reported in Australia. The Federal Government has issued an alert to farmers of the threat […]

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Murdoch develops vital tool for sustainable farming

June 21st, 2016

Prof John Howieson has helped to compile a farming manual for the 21st century

Murdoch University’s Professor John Howieson and Emeritus Professor Mike Dilworth have produced the first legume-rhizobia techniques manual in over 30 years for all those working in the field of symbiotic nitrogen fixation.

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Chinese partnership to boost biosecurity research and trade

May 26th, 2016

From L-R: Ling Du, Consul of Chinese Consulate General in Perth; Professor Eeva Leinonen, Vice Chancellor of Murdoch University; Xinshi Li, President of CAIQ; and Anlin Sun, Deputy Consul General of Chinese Consulate General in Perth. Pic by Dr Chang Cai

A new partnership between Murdoch University and the Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine (CAIQ) will address plant and animal biosecurity issues to support bilateral trade between Australia and China.

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Murdoch signs industry alliance for medicinal cannabis research

May 24th, 2016

Professor Mike Jones will help build the knowledge base to improve medicinal cannabis lines

Murdoch University has announced a new five year research alliance with AusCann Group Holdings Ltd, intended to lead to the development of projects in the field of medicinal cannabis.

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Animal science graduates win top agriculture honours

April 6th, 2016

Laura Grubb (left) and Maddison Corlett

Murdoch University animal science graduates Maddison Corlett and Laura Grubb have won top honours in the state’s Young Professionals in Agriculture Forum.

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Frost maps for farms and the development of a drone 'lamb cam' scoop two national awards

March 2nd, 2016

Amy Lockwood has won a national award for her drone monitoring of lambing ewes.

Sheep researcher Amy Lockwood and climate researcher Jatin Kala won categories in the 2016 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

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Asia food security enquiry calls for cooperative approach

December 2nd, 2015

Second Murdoch Commission Co-Chairs Professor John Edwards and Professor Mely Caballero Anthony

An independent report commissioned by Murdoch University has found that a more cooperative and strategic approach between and within countries in Asia will be required to tackle the challenge of food security.

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