Assistant Professor Amin Mugera

Short-term debt enhances WA farm productivity

Thursday, 15 January 2015

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. 

Wheat affected by wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV)

Breakthrough in understanding wheat virus epidemics improves control options

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Critical new understanding of the disease cycle of a wheat virus will help farmers around the world protect their wheat crops from a devastating disease and major yield losses.

Mark Loquan, Yara Pilbara CEO (left) and UWA Vice-Chancellor Prof Paul Johnson

UWA teams with Yara for free agricultural course

Thursday, 6 November 2014

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.

Mary-Anne Lowe and Fraser Stewart

Smart legacy in agriculture continues

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

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.

Professor Ian Small

UWA success at Premier’s Science Awards

Friday, 22 August 2014

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.

Winthop Hall Undercroft

UWA climbs higher in world rankings

Friday, 15 August 2014

In just 12 months, The University of Western Australia has climbed three places in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, to be placed at 88th in the world.

Professor Kadambot Siddique and team

World’s largest drought resistance experiment on chickpeas under way at UWA

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Researchers from The University of Western Australia's Institute of Agriculture are conducting the world's largest chickpea experiment on drought resistance.

Professor Jacqueline Batley

Australian agriculture builds on world expertise

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

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.

Premier's Science Awards

Strong showing of UWA finalists in Premier's Science Awards

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

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.

PhD student Arif Watto

Measuring efficiency on Pakistan’s cotton farms

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Research by a PhD student from UWA's School of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Institute of Agriculture could help achieve greater efficiency in the farming of cotton, Pakistan's most important agricultural commodity.

A World of Fruit Fly Problems

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

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.

Savouring the PhD Experience at UWA

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

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.

UWA team wins Quality of Research Communication Award

Thursday, 6 March 2014

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.

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce and Associate Professor Ramin Rafiei

National innovation award for ground-breaking water stress sensor

Thursday, 6 March 2014

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.

Matt Hipsey, Matt Hipsey, Tony Jakeman, outgoing president of the Modelling

International award for young UWA scientists

Thursday, 12 December 2013

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.

UWA leads international research teams on climate change

Monday, 9 December 2013

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).

Terry Enright, Chair of WA Committee with Crawford Fund Medal awardee Bob Gilkes

Recognition of Lifetime Contribution: Capacity building and food security

Thursday, 21 November 2013

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.

Development for CRC Students

Thursday, 7 November 2013

The School of Agricultural and Resource Economic's PhD student Isabel Arevalo-Vigne recently attended a professional development camp organised by Plant Biosecurity CRC and Invasive Animals CRC.

Study reveals local council mergers depend on efficiency

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Local council mergers make economic sense only if bigger councils operate more efficiently than smaller ones, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Assistant Professor Chunbo Ma

'Emerging Future Leader' aims for greener world

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

A young ecological economist at The University of Western Australia has been awarded a Fellowship in Low Emissions Coal Technology (LECT).