Kadambot Siddique

First Australian elected to African Academy of Sciences

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Western Australian academic Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique, director of The University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture, is the first Australian to be elected fellow of The African Academy of Sciences (AAS).

Caroline and Rob Rex

Farmers' perspective vital to long-term improvements in agricultural practices

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

A study published by scientists from The University of Western Australia jointly with farmers is one of the first to address the role of temperate perennial grass pastures in contributing to soil organic carbon in south-western Australia.

WA research to help farmers make more informed decisions

WA research to help farmers make more informed decisions

Monday, 12 November 2018

A new partnership involving UWA will see vast amounts of WA agricultural data collected and analysed, at an unprecedented scale, to help farmers make more informed decisions.

Vechur is the smallest breed of cattle averaging 50-130kg and 61-90cm respective

Dwarf cattle breeds make cool cows

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Dwarf cattle breeds are better adapted to high temperatures according to research published by an international team including researchers from The University of Western Australia. The findings are important for developing climate-ready cattle.

Wallace Cowling

UWA plant breeder elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering

Friday, 26 October 2018

Professor Wallace Cowling, Associate Director of The University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture has today been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.

Understanding enzyme could help produce frost-resistant crops

Friday, 19 October 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have found that an enzyme in plants, ATP Synthase, plays a critical role in how plants respond to the cold.

Ten telescopes on display at UWA Farm Ridgefield

All welcome to stargaze on UWA farm

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

The University of Western Australia’s Farm Ridgefield, near Pingelly, is welcoming the wider community to explore the night sky at the Pingelly Astrofest on Saturday, 20 October.

Native shrubs the new superfeed for livestock

Native shrubs the new superfeed for livestock

Monday, 1 October 2018

A decade of research on native forage shrubs by The University of Western Australia and collaborators has found a multitude of benefits, suggesting native shrubs could be the new superfeed for livestock.

AfREC presenters

UWA launches new centre for Australia-Africa research

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

A new centre that will drive Australia-Africa research and innovation with the hope of improving life in both continents has been launched by The University of Western Australia.

Annual research report cover

The UWA Institute of Agriculture releases Annual Research Report 2017

Thursday, 23 August 2018

The University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture released its Annual Research Report 2017 to the scientific community and agriculture industry today.

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.

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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.