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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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Rust threatens world's wheat crops

June 1st, 2010

A Murdoch University researcher is battling a deadly wheat fungus that is threatening the world’s wheat crops.

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Safeguarding Australia's crops

April 22nd, 2010

Safeguarding Australias crops

Thirty key scientists from around the world are gathering at an international workshop to focus on the devastating Russian Wheat Aphid, an invader of all major wheat-growing areas in the world except Australia.

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$3.4 million to beat Russian wheat aphid threat

October 31st, 2008

A Murdoch University-led study will receive a total of $3.4 million to research cereal strains resistant to the devastating Russian wheat aphid, which has invaded all major wheat growing areas of the world except Australia.

With $1.4 million from the Grains Research and Development Corporation, and $2 million from project collaborators, this research aims to prevent this aphid from threatening Australia’s grains industry, which would potentially cause wheat crop yield losses of up to 70 per cent and even higher losses in barley.

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