A problem that has puzzled canola breeders for years has been solved by researchers from The University of Western Australia - and the results could provide a vital breakthrough in understanding the impact of increasing global temperatures on crop flowering.
One of the world’s leading institutes for agricultural research has just added another international expert to its stable of scientists working to breed more resilient crops and increase Australia’s primary industry competitiveness.
The University of Western Australia's Institute of Agriculture (IOA) has hosted its largest Industry Forum since the annual event began eight years ago. The packed presence was largely to do with currency of the topic ‘Potential for food production in northern Western Australia'.
A PhD student has made a significant breakthrough in preventing a global deficiency of the essential mineral and micronutrient in humans called selenium, which has been linked to the possible incidence of some diseases, including some cancers, viral infections, suppression of HIV progression to AIDS, heart disease and male infertility.
Three eminent researchers from The University of Western Australia have been named among the finalists for the 2014 Scientist of the Year to be announced at the Premier's Science Awards on 21 August during National Science Week, Australia's largest annual celebration of science.
Research by a PhD student from UWA's Schoolof Agricultural and Resource Economics and Institute of Agriculture could help achieve greater efficiency in the farming of cotton, Pakistan's most important agricultural commodity.
Social networking is a buzz phrase right now, but a young researcher at The University of Western Australia is more interested in bee and wasp networks in the wheatbelt - and one offshoot of his work will be a greater knowledge of the native pollinators and pest-controllers operating in farming landscapes.
The newly formed Co-operative Enterprise Research Unit (CERU) at The University of Western Australia Business School will assist co-operative enterprises in Australia and worldwide realise their social and economic potential during the Co-operative Decade.
Half a century after conducting a plant experiment as part of his undergraduate Honours project, Adjunct Professor John Hamblin from The University of Western Australia's Institute of Agriculture (IOA) expects to see very positive results in 2015.
The University of Western Australia's Professor Kadambot Siddique, whose mission is to ‘feed the world', and UWA arts, law and economics student - and football umpire - Timothy Lefroy have been named winners in the Western Australian of the Year awards.
Scientists from the CSIRO and UWA's Institute of Agriculture (IOA), with financial aid from the Grains Research and Development Corporation, have sequenced the genome of a strain of the common fungus Rhizoctonia solani and found some surprising results.
Graduates, staff members and students from The University of Western Australia have been recognised as finalists in this year's Western Australian of the Year Awards, which will be announced at a gala dinner on Friday 30 May at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Breakthrough research carried out by The University of Western Australia and scientists in India and China has established that oilseed varieties resistant to the devastating fungal disease Sclerotinia can be bred readily.
Flavonoid-rich apples such as Western Australia's Pink Lady can provide greater health benefits than other varieties, according to joint research by The University of Western Australia and Department of Agriculture and Food.
Two students from The University of Western Australia who hope to build careers in sustainable agriculture are among 16 first year students across Australia to receive a 2014 Horizon Scholarship from the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC).