The University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture released its Annual Research Report 2017 to the scientific community and agriculture industry today.
It is the eleventh annual research report since the Institute was re-established in 2007, and provides an overview of UWA’s agricultural research, education and training in a regional, national and international context.
Collaborative, multi-disciplinary and cross-faculty research activities continues across six research themes: Crops, Roots and Rhizosphere; Sustainable Grazing Systems; Water for Food Production; Food Quality and Human Health; Agribusiness Ecosystems; and Engineering Innovations for Food Production.
The sixth research theme, Engineering Innovations for Food Production was established in early 2017 and is co-led by Dr Andrew Guzzomi and Professor Dilusha Silva from the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences and Institute of Agriculture.
Institute director Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique said the new research theme focuses on providing engineering solutions to agriculture for sustainable growth of net farm-yield, reduction of wastage, and minimisation of environmental impact.
“A recognisable and identifiable agricultural engineering theme presents extensive opportunities for collaboration between farmers and agricultural machinery manufacturers with UWA in order to undertake research and development focused on bringing about commercial innovation,” Professor Siddique said.
For more information, download an electronic copy of The UWA Institute of Agriculture Annual Research Report 2017.
Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique (Director, The UWA Institute of Agriculture) (+61 8) 6488 7012 / (+61 4) 11 155 396
Diana Boykett (Communications Officer, The UWA Institute of Agriculture) (+61 8) 6488 3756 / (+61 4) 04 152 262