nematodes

Soil containing nematodes threatens global food production

May 23rd, 2014

A Murdoch University academic has warned that all crops worldwide are facing an increasing risk of nematode damage which could lead to billions of dollars loss and an increased inability to feed our growing population.

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Joint potato research centre at Murdoch University

July 31st, 2013

Murdoch University has entered into a partnership with Western Australia’s Potato Marketing Corporation (PMC) to improve the yield and quality of fresh potatoes in the State.

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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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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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