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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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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Improving the profitability of Australian wheat

September 30th, 2015

The new Australia-China Centre for Wheat Quality is looking to map the entire wheat protein genome.

Murdoch University researchers have received more than $4 million in funding over five years from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) to improve the quality and profitability of Australian Wheat.

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Wheat researcher wins prestigious fellowship

December 8th, 2014

Murdoch University wheat expert Dr Hollie Webster has won a prestigious international fellowship to carry out research in Germany and Mexico for six months.

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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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