Murdoch Agricultural Research Symposium

August 10, 2016

Murdoch University is to host a conference to discuss the latest advances in agricultural research.Ag Symposium Web image

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 drought-tolerant crops and pasture disease management.

Vice Chancellor Eeva Leinonen will deliver the welcoming address.

Acting Director General of the Department of Agriculture & Food, Western Australia (DAFWA), Mark Webb, will deliver a presentation on the future direction of agriculture research in WA.

Deputy Vice Chancellor Research & Innovation at Murdoch University, Professor David Morrison, said the University is an international leader in agricultural research.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the work conducted by our academics and talented research graduates.

“Our research projects are making a difference to people throughout the world by delivering innovative, translational solutions to local, national and global challenges.

“I’m looking forward to sharing our knowledge and achievements with our guests at the symposium.”

Murdoch University has received international recognition for its leading agricultural research.

Animal, crop and pasture production, crop protection, meat quality and the development of industry-changing technology will be discussed in the program.

Those attending will find out how Murdoch is leading the way in a number of highly specialised areas of research.

Dr Peter McGilchrist, lecturer in Animal Production at the School of Veterinary and Life Science, said: “We’re really excited about this event. It’s a chance for everyone to visit Murdoch and learn about the cutting edge research we engage in with industry.

“The University is a recognised leader in a number of areas and our researchers will demonstrate their strengths, skills and the ways in which they’re changing and improving not just agriculture, but the world we live in.”

A barbecue lunch, afternoon tea and Barley Appreciation Sundowner will be provided for those attending.

Admission to the Murdoch Agricultural Research Symposium is free.

If you’d like to attend the event, please reserve your place by contacting the Veterinary and Life Sciences team VLSevents@murdoch.edu.au

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