Right now, thousands of workers live outdoors in tiny wooden sheds in Australia, even though their labour is valued at $6 billion in this country alone. They are vegetarians who neither eat fruit, nor veggies, but help produce the meat we eat.
Curious? The humble honey bee is a workforce to be reckoned with and this Sunday is your chance to find out all about them, as Western Australia plays its part in National Honey Month.
Nobel Laureate and Professor at The University of Western Australia Barry Marshall has lead a number of prominent events in China during Austrade’s second Australia Week in China (AWIC) program.
Professor Marshall was joint winner of the Nobel Prize for medicine in 2005 and is remembered in particular for an episode in which he acted as a 'human guinea pig' and swallowed a concoction containing Helicobacter pylori to provide evidence to prove his hypothesis.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has designated The University of Western Australia’s Agriculture Chair, Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique the Special Ambassador for Pulses 2016 at a ceremony in Marrakesh, Morocco.
China’s rapidly changing diet has ramifications not only for the supply of land and water, but also for energy supplies and greenhouse gas emissions, according to research at The University of Western Australia.
Scientists at The University of Western Australia have discovered new technology which could mean that instead of being detected a billion light years away, gravitational waves may be identified throughout ‘the observable universe’.
Yield gaps in rainfed crops remain large enough to suggest considerable scope for increasing prevailing yields at the farm level, according researchers at The University of Western Australia.
Adjunct Professors Walter Anderson and Chris Johansen, and Professor Kadambot Siddique from The UWA Institute of Agriculture critically reviewed the rainfall-limited potential yields and the gap between actual or average yields of cereal and grain legume crops.