Researchers from The University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture and University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute have discovered that high levels of genetic diversity and dominant genes in grain crops such as wheat, barley or rice leads to the production of greater yields in hybrid varieties.
The University of Western Australia has partnered with a WA-based manufacturing company to commercialise an award-winning mechanical weed chipper that serves as a ground-breaking alternative to the use of herbicides for weed management in large scale cropping operations.
Researchers at The University of Western Australia have discovered that plants and animals use the same signalling process to manage their nutrient levels. The knowledge could help improve the use of energy in crops, leading to better yields in the future.
Research carried out by The University of Western Australia has found that the most profitable sheep breeding lines for broadacre farming are Merino ewes mated with Merino or crossbred rams, with the biggest earners being market-weight Merino lambs and crossbred lambs.
A mechanical weed chipper designed by engineers and researchers from UWA and The University of Sydney last night won the Rio Tinto Emerging Innovation award category at the 2019 WA Innovator of the Year awards.
Scientists from The University of Western Australia are part of a worldwide team of almost 200 plant scientists that has mapped the gene sequences of more than 1100 plants, the culmination of a nine-year research project.
Investigations by The University of Western Australia’s (UWA) Institute of Agriculture and Washington State University (WSU) in the USA have concluded that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to management of plant viral diseases.
Researchers from The University of Western Australia and the University of California have developed a new machine-learning tool that will improve the management, restoration and irrigation of rangeland areas used for grazing.
A global team including researchers from The University of Western Australia has assessed the impact of fungal contamination in maize and peanuts on the health of women and children in Timor-Leste and found that it was unlikely to cause stunting in children.
A global team including scientists from The University of Western Australia has assembled the first genome of the field pea, which provides insight into how the legume evolved and will help aid future improvements of the crop.
A global team of scientists including researchers from The University of Western Australia and the United States has found deforestation in the Brazilian Amazaon-Cerrado region is causing temperatures to rise in areas as far as 50km away from deforestation sites.
The University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture has released its Annual Research Report 2018 today. It is the twelfth annual research report since the Institute was re-established in 2007, and provides an overview of UWA’s agricultural research, development and training in a regional, national and international context.
A global team led by Punjab Agricultural University, India, with researchers from The University of Western Australia, have made a significant breakthrough in disease resistance in Brassica oilseed crops.
In a book published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and The University of Western Australia, experts are calling for global decision-makers to include mountain agriculture on their agenda when tackling hunger and malnutrition. The book is free and can be accessed here. The Executive Summary of the book is also available online.
A global research project led by The University of Western Australia in collaboration with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Western Australia has identified compounds in Merino sheep wool that are attractive to Australian blowflies.