Hazy beer culprits caught

July 24th, 2015

Barley and beer haze Lingzhen Ye small square

Professor Chengdao Li, from Murdoch University’s Western Barley Genetics Alliance and Dr Lingzhen Ye of Zhejiang University have identified the protein in barley that causes beer to haze.

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New barley research alliance

February 23rd, 2015

Barley square

The barley industry is set to reap the rewards of a new research alliance between the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) and Murdoch University.

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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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Safeguarding Australia's crops

April 22nd, 2010

Safeguarding Australias crops

Thirty key scientists from around the world are gathering at an international workshop to focus on the devastating Russian Wheat Aphid, an invader of all major wheat-growing areas in the world except Australia.

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$3.4 million to beat Russian wheat aphid threat

October 31st, 2008

A Murdoch University-led study will receive a total of $3.4 million to research cereal strains resistant to the devastating Russian wheat aphid, which has invaded all major wheat growing areas of the world except Australia.

With $1.4 million from the Grains Research and Development Corporation, and $2 million from project collaborators, this research aims to prevent this aphid from threatening Australia’s grains industry, which would potentially cause wheat crop yield losses of up to 70 per cent and even higher losses in barley.

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