‘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 symposium focuses on security challenges for Australia and Asia

Monday, 13 August 2007
An impressive line up of experts from Australia and overseas will convene at The University of Western Australia later this week to

UWA rocks National Science Week

Thursday, 9 August 2007
If you’ve ever wondered what your pet rock is really made of, The University of Western Australia will have the answer during National Science Week.

UWA research underscores value of scepticism in judging truth

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

The release of false information about political or other issues requires greater scepticism and critical input from the public, according to a leading researcher at The University of Western

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.

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 era for local timber research

Friday, 27 July 2007

The State Government will usher in a new era for Western Australian research into value-adding local timber products with the launch of the Advanced Timber Concepts Research Centre (ATCRC) today.

WA Forestry Minister Kim Chance said the new research centre had been developed as a joint venture between the Forest Products Commission (FPC) and The University of Western Australia (UWA). It would be located at the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts, on UWA’s Nedlands campus.

New approach to fertilizer management

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.

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.

In grandmother's medical footsteps

Wednesday, 11 July 2007

Professor Susan Prescott, whose research at The University of Western Australia is helping to unravel the causes of allergic diseases in children attending her clinics, will pay tribute to an intrepid grandmother, Lady Monica Prescott – a medical missionary in war-torn China in the 1930s – at a fund-raising function at UWA later this month.