Policy interventions that enable farmers to have access to short-term debt would improve technical efficiency of Western Australian broad acre farms, according to a study from The University of Western Australia.
Students around the world will be able to enrol for a free six week online course on Agriculture, Economics and Nature thanks to a sponsorship arrangement between Yara Pilbara and The University of Western Australia.
Two science honours students at The University of Western Australia - one from Toodyay and the other from Bunbury - have achieved their goals of contributing to Australian agriculture having been awarded the Sir Eric Smart Scholarship for Agricultural Research through UWA's Institute of Agriculture.
The University of Western Australia's strength in science was recognised last night when its staff won two major categories in the 2014 Premier's Science Awards and a former UWA Vice-Chancellor was inducted into the Western Australian Science Hall of Fame.
One of the world’s leading institutes for agricultural research has just added another international expert to its stable of scientists working to breed more resilient crops and increase Australia’s primary industry competitiveness.
Three eminent researchers from The University of Western Australia have been named among the finalists for the 2014 Scientist of the Year to be announced at the Premier's Science Awards on 21 August during National Science Week, Australia's largest annual celebration of science.
Research by a PhD student from UWA's Schoolof Agricultural and Resource Economics and Institute of Agriculture could help achieve greater efficiency in the farming of cotton, Pakistan's most important agricultural commodity.
UWA's School of Agricultural and Resource Economics PhD student Isabel Aravelo-Vigne has recently returned from the 9th International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance. This symposium, which is held every four years, was held this year in Thailand, and was attended by more than 350 people from all over the world including Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, the USA, Israel, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, France and Spain.
Three students recently graduated from UWA's School of Agricultural and Resource Economics (SARE) with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree. Each of these three students originates from a different country, and each has a different research focus in the field of applied economics. But they have at least a couple of things in common: research interests related to the production or distribution of food; and a very positive experience attaining their PhDs.
A team of researchers from the School of Agricultural and Resource Economics at The University of Western Australia has won the 2013 AARES Quality of Research Communications Award. This award is conferred by the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) to recognise superior communication of topics in agricultural and resource economics.
An engineering researcher from The University of Western Australia has won an Australian Government science and innovation award for young people in agriculture to develop an intelligent sensor which will help detect water stress in grapevines in real time.
Two early career researchers from The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Science have won an international award for Research Excellence from the Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand.
Two climate change projects led by The University of Western Australia - one a study into reporting on climate change in the media and another focusing on the challenge of ancient soils under modern land use - have been chosen for funding by the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN).
Professor Emeritus Robert (Bob) Gilkes, former Winthrop Professor of Soil Science and Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Earth and Environment at the University of Western Australia was recently presented with a Crawford Fund medal for his lifetime contribution to research supervision and mentoring of overseas students.