‘Meating’ the clean green ethical challenge

Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Consumers want clean, green and ethical meat products and maintaining the integrity of the sheepmeat industry is a challenge the Institute of Agriculture at The University of Western Australian (UWA) is successfully addressing.

Growers, researchers and industry representatives recently attended a clean, green and ethical industry forum at UWA to discuss innovations in animal production to meet consumer expectations, with a strong focus on the sheep industry.

UWA Institute of Agriculture Director, Professor Kadambot Siddique said consumers no longer wanted only nutritious and quality meat products, but those from animals raised in sustainable, animal friendly environments and not fed antibiotics or artificial hormones.

UWA seminar to focus on debt in developing nations

Tuesday, 7 August 2007
The University of Western Australia has attracted a range of leading international speakers to a seminar on debt management in poorer countries.

Change of time to NAB chief's address at UWA Symposium

Friday, 3 August 2007

National Australia Bank Chief Executive Officer Ahmed Fahour’s keynote address at The University of Western Australia’s Fulbright

New doctors will help growers

Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Juggling work commitments and study has paid off for three University of Western Australia (UWA) post-graduate students who recently completed their theses with the Western Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (WAHRI).

David Minkey, Catherine Borger and David Ferris were granted study leave from the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) to complete their PhDs with WAHRI.

Based at the UWA School of Plant Biology, they will soon be awarded doctorates for their research.

New doctors will help growers

Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Juggling work commitments and study has paid off for three University of Western Australia (UWA) post-graduate students who recently completed their theses with the Western Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (WAHRI).

David Minkey, Catherine Borger and David Ferris were granted study leave from the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) to complete their PhDs with WAHRI.

Optimise special K to sustain cereals

Thursday, 19 July 2007

A new approach to fertiliser management that investigates how different wheat and canola genotypes respond to fertilisers will help graingrowers develop better nutrient management practices and reduce the financial and environmental costs of wasted fertiliser.

Recognising that fertiliser is a graingrower’s greatest single expense, with annual farm input cost at 16 percent, the Crop Nutrition group at The University of Western Australia (UWA), led by Professor Zed Rengel, is examining the optimal management of potassium (K), nitrogen (N), sulphur (S) and phosphorus (P) for wheat, barley and canola.

GM moratorium limits lupins

Thursday, 14 June 2007

When the current moratorium on genetically modified (GM) crops is lifted, The University of Western Australia (UWA) has GM lupin lines with superior seed quality and yield readily available for wider testing and evaluation in the WA grainbelt.

According to UWA Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis Director, Professor Craig Atkins, sustaining cereal production through rotating legumes drove the UWA GM lupin breeding program, which commenced in 1992.

Three phase power to spark CLIMA

Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Collaboration, innovation and legume performance remain the focus of Phase Three of the Centre for Legumes in Mediterranean Agriculture (CLIMA) as it continues to provide WA graingrowers with sustainable and profitable outcomes.

Centred at UWA from July 1, CLIMA continues to collaborate with the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA), CSIRO and Murdoch University, plus its international partners, to maintain the flow of new germplasm into WA farming systems.

Public-private partnerships for research and development

Wednesday, 6 June 2007

Traditionally many OECD countries have relied on a mix of either private, entrepreneurially-led R&D or publicly-funded and delivered technology development.

However, an alternative model sees public-private partnerships (PPPs) supporting the research, development and commercialization of new knowledge and technologies.