Murdoch develops vital tool for sustainable farming

June 21st, 2016

Prof John Howieson has helped to compile a farming manual for the 21st century

Murdoch University’s Professor John Howieson and Emeritus Professor Mike Dilworth have produced the first legume-rhizobia techniques manual in over 30 years for all those working in the field of symbiotic nitrogen fixation.

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Frost maps for farms and the development of a drone 'lamb cam' scoop two national awards

March 2nd, 2016

Amy Lockwood has won a national award for her drone monitoring of lambing ewes.

Sheep researcher Amy Lockwood and climate researcher Jatin Kala won categories in the 2016 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

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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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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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Agricultural project alleviating poverty in Bangladesh

October 17th, 2012

A Murdoch University professor is helping introduce more sustainable cropping practices to northwestern Bangladesh.

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Diarrhoea in lamb flocks linked to dams

August 2nd, 2012

A Murdoch University study has found that lamb flocks supplied with dam water are 117 times more likely to be affected by diarrhoea.

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