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New ‘hotter and drier’ warning for south west coastal regions

July 7th, 2016

Forest decline

New climate modeling has found that coastal regions of south west WA (SWWA) could be hotter and drier than previously predicted.

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Murdoch fighting Russian invasion

June 29th, 2016

Russian wheat aphid

Researchers at Murdoch University could hold the key to stopping the exotic pest which is threatening Australia’s $8billion cereal crop industry. Russian wheat aphid (RWA) has been detected in South Australia and Victoria – the first time it has been reported in Australia. The Federal Government has issued an alert to farmers of the threat […]

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Public access to wheat genome to revolutionise farming

June 15th, 2016

Genomic research will revolutionise wheat farming

Murdoch University researchers have played a crucial role in research that will revolutionise the world’s wheat growing community. The researchers have co-led a decade long world-wide effort to understand the wheat genome through the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC). Having completed quality control on the completed wheat genome, the IWGSC is now making this […]

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Murdoch’s key role in groundbreaking wheat research

July 23rd, 2014

Murdoch University wheat researcher Professor Rudi Appels has played a key role in an international research project which has published the draft sequence of the bread wheat genome in the prestigious journal Science.

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Wheat discovery could boost international market for Australian growers

May 27th, 2014

Professor Wujun Ma has worked with wheat grains on a genetic level to produce new lines which are richer in protein

A new wheat quality discovery by a Murdoch University researcher has the potential to add one per cent or $50m to the $5bn wheat market in Australia.

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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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