Mystery of blackleg resistance revealed

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Canola breeders will soon know for the first time exactly how host resistance in their varieties responds to the fungal parasite that causes blackleg disease of canola crops across Australia.

The most damaging disease of canola worldwide, blackleg caused the total collapse of WA’s canola industry in the 1970s and remains the number one threat to canola production.

The University of Western Australia (UWA) Institute of Agriculture post-doctoral researcher, Dr Hua Li said canola breeders and growers had not known how the blackleg parasite overcame resistance.

New resource puts the spotlight on dads

Tuesday, 28 August 2007

UWA welcomes biotechnology funding boost

Thursday, 23 August 2007

The University of Western Australia has welcomed the Western Australian Government’s decision to inject a further $4.17 million into the State’s burgeoning biotechnology sector.

UWA seminar to examine street verges in the fight against native plant extinction

Monday, 20 August 2007

WA’s road verges could hold the key to increasing biodiversity and
preventing the extinction of native plant species, according to the

'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

‘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.