department of agriculture and food
September 16th, 2016
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.
November 27th, 2015
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.
February 23rd, 2015
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.
June 11th, 2012
Researcher gains knowledge of how future Australian wheat varieties can be protected from exotic pest threats.
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.
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.
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.
November 3rd, 2011
Two Murdoch University students have taken top prizes in the fifth annual Australasian Plant Pathology Society (APPS) student presentation competition.
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.