Virtual reality

Virtual reality makes learning about plant science fun

Monday, 23 July 2018

A ground-breaking virtual reality program created by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology (PEB) at The University of Western Australia takes students on an exciting immersive journey through the cells of plants normally too small to be seen and highlights plant research that is contributing to global food security.

Glasshouse study involving the screening of 266 chickpea reference set

Chickpea can mine phosphorus bound in soils

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Research by The University of Western Australia will help unlock phosphorus bound in soils, and improve crop production.

UWA

UWA partners AgTech hub to accelerate innovation

Thursday, 5 July 2018

The University of Western Australia and agribusiness technology commercialisation hub Oterra have signed a collaboration agreement in a drive to accelerate innovation in agriculture and food technology.

Four hats and the fate of cooperatives

Critical elements to maintain member loyalty in co-operatives

Thursday, 21 June 2018

To fully engage the members of co-operative and mutual enterprises, managers and directors of CME’s must understand their members wear four hats when engaging with their co-operative, according to a study conducted by researchers from The University of Western Australia.

The study analysed three Australian producer co-operatives including Co-operative Bulk Handling Ltd (CBH), Murray Goulburn Co-operative (MGC), and Geraldton Fisherman’s Co-operative Ltd (GFC), and examined the nature of member commitment and loyalty in co-operative and mutual enterprises (CMEs).

Future Smart Foods: Rediscovering hidden treasures of NUS for Zero Hunger

Neglected and Underutilized Species to Achieve Zero Hunger (SDG 2)

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

An urgent call for decision makers to raise awareness of the nutritionally-dense and climate-resilient benefits of neglected and underutilized species (NUS) has been made in a book published this month by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.

Honey bee

Research into antibacterial properties of honey showcased at conference

Friday, 25 May 2018

A project studying Western Australian honey for antibacterial properties that could be used in human health products has uncovered some surprising results.

Dr Ifeyinwa Onyemaobi conducts drought tolerant wheat research

Advances in drought-tolerant wheat research

Friday, 18 May 2018

Another breakthrough for breeding drought tolerant wheat by researchers from The University of Western Australia will improve yield in dryland agriculture.

The business of honey

Thursday, 26 April 2018

The business of honey will be the focus of an upcoming Hackathon to address challenges facing the honey industry and explore markets for valuable, but largely untapped honey bee products.

Wheat

Modern science shows Roman wheat farming advice was highly accurate

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Plant biologists from The University of Western Australia have made an important discovery about rising temperatures and wheat crops - and subsequently learned that the Romans suspected the effect more than 2000 years ago.

Ewe and her lamb

Calm ewes reproduce more than nervous ewes

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

A calm temperament in ewes improves ovulation rate and successful pregnancies, according to a study published by The University of Western Australia.

The study, which was conducted in collaboration with researchers from Uruguay, the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development WA and UWA, has implications for the impact of stress in human reproduction.

Typical Sclerotinia Rot on Canola

Promising Biocontrol for Sclerotinia Rot

Thursday, 8 March 2018

The potential for devastating crop diseases to be controlled biologically is one step closer after a discovery by researchers from The University of Western Australia and Huazhong Agricultural University in China.

Albany Farmers Market coordinator Ian Haines with Helena Shojaei

Farmers markets fuel local economy

Monday, 5 March 2018

Every Saturday morning the Albany Farmers Market is a hive of activity as locals and visitors make a bee-line to purchase fresh produce from the region.

Lupin field at UWA Farm Ridgefield

Lupins and anti-inflammatory properties

Friday, 16 February 2018

A global team including researchers from Spain, CSIRO and The University of Western Australia have shown that narrow-leafed lupins can provide alternative therapies for the prevention and treatment of inflammatory-related diseases.

VACANCY: Farm Manager (UWA Farm Ridgefield)

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Position based at UWA Farm Ridgefield, Pingelly 

  • Ongoing appointment
  • Salary range: Level 9 $109,649 - $116,155 p.a. 

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities.  With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

Weilu and Salik are the 2017 Sir Eric Smart Scholarship recipients

Smart scholarship for agriculture students

Monday, 20 November 2017

Two Agriculture Science students at The University of Western Australia have been awarded the Sir Eric Smart Scholarship through The UWA Institute of Agriculture.

Professor Carol Bower

Awards and achievements - October 2017

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

L to R_Kent Anderson, Sue Bailey, Gary Bennell, Merv Abraham, Gloria Bennell, Kh

UWA Acknowledges Noongar Elders on Gnaala Karla Boodja

Monday, 6 November 2017

Noongar families joined staff and students from The University of Western Australia in an Acknowledgement of Gnaala Karla Boodja ceremony followed by lunch hosted at UWA Farm Ridgefield on Saturday.

Dr Monika Murcha

Plant biologist wins 2017 Young Tall Poppy Award

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Plant biologist Dr Monika Murcha from The University of Western Australia was today recognised as Western Australia’s brightest emerging scientist at this year’s Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

Citizen science students

Citizen science research boosts student interest in biology courses

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Citizen science projects, such as ClimateWatch, could be used to boost engagement in undergraduate courses, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Debra Mullan and Graeme Martin present the MOOC on the Coursera Platform

New MOOC on best practice farming for 2050

Thursday, 19 October 2017

The University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture has launched a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), on discovering best practice farming for a sustainable 2050.

The MOOC, Discover Best Practice Farming for a Sustainable 2050, uses the foundations of UWA’s Future Farm 2050 Project to introduce online students to sustainable agriculture and the many different disciplines needed to tackle the issue of feeding and clothing the world while maintaining the natural resource base.