Aiming to provide the Australian wool industry with information about what potential buyers of wool clothing want, a team at The University of Western Australia is researching the intentions of ethical consumers around the world.
After a week at sea, our boutique team of 8 scientists have deployed 4 drifters in the Leeuwin Current and completed three onshore- offshore transects from Barrow Island and NW Cape, through mazes of oil and gas platforms.
New research funded by GRDC has revealed that manipulating crop row orientation can lead to increased crop yields and weed suppression in the winter cropping region of Western Australia.
Heavy reliance on herbicides for weed control has led to widespread resistance throughout Australia. With the discovery of new herbicides being a rare event there must be ongoing research to discover new methods of weed control that don’t require herbicide use.
Professor Tim St Pierre, a physicist at The University of Western Australia who has researched the magnetic properties of iron in biology and medicine for 25 years, last night won a Clunies Ross award for his ‘significant and positive influence on the lives of many Australians'.
WA growers are likely to face another late break this year. Whilst parts of the state received significant early rainfall, the majority of wheat belt farmers are anxious for a decent rainfall to enable crop seeding.
Adding to the challenges of low grain prices in 2010 are that in 2009 many paddocks were weedy, meaning high weed burdens in 2010.
Academics and students from UWA, mainly from the School of Earth and Environment, have been working in East Timor for eight years, to understand the geology, with the aim of helping locals to take advantage of their natural resources.