agriculture

Murdoch hosts Agricultural Research Symposium

September 7th, 2016

AgSymp

More than 200 leading researchers, farmers, advisors, and policy makers have attended Murdoch University’s 2016 Agricultural Research Symposium. Senior figures from agriculture in Western Australia (WA) were among those who gathered at the University’s Perth campus on Friday to discuss the key issues affecting the industry. Murdoch University Vice Chancellor, Professor Eeva Leinonen, delivered the […]

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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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Second Murdoch Commission visits India for food security forums

April 2nd, 2015

Dr Ravinder Kaur, Director Indian Council of Agricultural Research and Professor John Edwards, Co-Chair of the Second Murdoch Commission

Key stakeholders with power and interest in India’s food and agriculture sectors came together in March as part of the Second Murdoch Commission on food security.

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Future bright for agriculture after whirlwind tour

September 5th, 2013

Murdoch University Animal Science students connected theory with hands-on industry practice on a recent five-day tour of agricultural enterprises in WA’s South-West.

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Joint potato research centre at Murdoch University

July 31st, 2013

Murdoch University has entered into a partnership with Western Australia’s Potato Marketing Corporation (PMC) to improve the yield and quality of fresh potatoes in the State.

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Murdoch student takes top prize for meat judging

July 17th, 2013

Second-year Animal Science student Courtney O’Sullivan has taken out the individual champion title at the 2013 Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association Competition.

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Agriculture and forestry at Murdoch among the world's best

May 9th, 2013

Murdoch University’s Agriculture and Forestry programs have been formally recognised as among the best in the world, according to the latest round of university rankings.

The QS World University Rankings By Subject compared over 8,300 programs across nearly 3,000 universities. Only 678 institutions globally made the list, with Murdoch University ranked in the top 200 for the Agriculture and Forestry discipline.

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Gene silencing set to boost agricultural yields

April 30th, 2013

Researchers from Murdoch University have developed an environmentally friendly ‘gene silencing’ method to control Root Lesion Nematodes, plant pathogens known to reduce crop yields in major crops by 15 per cent or more.

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Murdoch receives $2.1m to support African mining

March 25th, 2013

Murdoch University has been awarded $2.1 million to help Mozambique and neighbouring African countries manage agricultural and mining issues in a sustainable manner that supports development.

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