department of agriculture and food

Aerial approach to feral pig control

June 2nd, 2017

Feral pigs impact agricultural productivity and environmental resources

Western Australian researchers are using thermal sensors attached to aircraft and drones to detect feral pigs, as part of a trial aimed at strengthening management of significant pest animals.

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Pre-harvest sprouting experts to gather in Perth

September 16th, 2016

Genomic research will revolutionise wheat farming

The 13th International Symposium on Pre-Harvest Sprouting in Cereals will be held 18-20 September, and will address a common genetic defect in cereal grains.

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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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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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Churchill Fellowship recipient examines more resistant wheat breeding

June 11th, 2012

Researcher gains knowledge of how future Australian wheat varieties can be protected from exotic pest threats.

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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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Congress to address nitrogen cycle questions

November 23rd, 2011

New innovations and discoveries in the nitrogen fixation process will be released and discussed at a major conference to be held in Fremantle from Sunday, November 27 to Thursday, December 1.

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New mobile software to aid forest health

November 17th, 2011

Forestry and agricultural researchers have collaborated to develop mobile device software which foresters can use to record damage caused by pests and diseases in the field.

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Murdoch students take out plant pathology prizes

November 3rd, 2011

Two Murdoch University students have taken top prizes in the fifth annual Australasian Plant Pathology Society (APPS) student presentation competition.

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Murdoch-bred pasture legume to be 'next big thing'

September 2nd, 2010

A new French serradella cultivar ‘Eliza’ was officially released today – and its developers say it’s likely to become the biggest selling pasture legume cultivar in WA.

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