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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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Research to improve resistance to costly wheat fungal disease

November 27th, 2015

Michael Francki

Research is underway that will pave the way for new, improved wheat varieties that are more resistant to a significant fungal disease that costs Western Australian growers $108 million each year.

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Chief vet to present at public lecture

September 14th, 2015

Australia

Murdoch alumnus and Australia’s Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Mark Schipp will discuss the implications for veterinarians of issues including food security and antimicrobial resistance in the 2015 Sir Walter Murdoch public lecture on Thursday, September 24.

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Algae discovery means pig waste could provide more for farms

April 29th, 2015

Pigs

Murdoch University researchers are investigating whether the effluent from piggeries can be effectively treated with micro and macroalgae so that species of the organism can be safely fed back to pigs.

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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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Murdoch shines in Great Cocky Count results

August 27th, 2014

Murdoch University’s South Street Campus has been identified as a critically important habitat for two endangered species of black cockatoo by Birdlife Australia after topping the tables in the annual Great Cocky Count.

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Global conference showcases drought science

August 29th, 2013

World leading research and development capabilities in drought-related agricultural science will be showcased at the InterDrought-IV Conference from September 2 to 6.

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Calm cattle have a dark side

November 16th, 2012

A recent study by Murdoch University researchers has challenged the long held belief that flighty cattle are at a higher risk of producing dark, firm and dry meat.

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Cereal innovation on show for Chief Scientist

December 9th, 2011

The Chief Scientist of Western Australia, Professor Lyn Beazley, has met with scientists at Murdoch University to learn more about their innovations in cereal biotechnology.

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Study will determine whether viruses can help orchids

July 4th, 2011

Plant scientists from Murdoch University will be investigating whether the viruses hosted by orchids in Western Australia are actually benefitting them under the changing climatic conditions.

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