A sustainable grazing system using native perennial shrubs to feed livestock and developed by Future Farm Industries Cooperative Research Centre has won the Caring for our Country Landcare Eureka Prize for Sustainable Agriculture.
It was perfect timing for many of 40 Year 9 students from Applecross Senior High School - some who had never been on a farm before - who visited The University of Western Australia's Future Farm 2050 recently.
Cutting-edge technology is being used by researchers at The University of Western Australia and Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) to identify differences in the top Cabernet Sauvignon grape clones to benefit the local wine industry and consumers.
A giant inflatable plant cell, world experts on farm production and smarter ways to grow crops and produce livestock sustainably in increasingly hotter, drier conditions will headline a big program of events at this year's UWA Future Farm 2050 Field Day at Pingelly on Friday September 6.
There is no ‘silver bullet' from the chemical industry to control farmers' biggest enemy, weeds - just ask the man known in agricultural circles as ‘the undeniable global leader in herbicide resistance'.
The University of Western Australia has risen to fourth place nationally and now ranks 91st in the world following today's release of the world's foremost performance indicator, the Academic Ranking of World Universities published by China's Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
A microscope-in-a-needle device to detect breast cancer and a collaborative sustainable grazing system project have earned researchers at The University of Western Australia a place in the finals of the Australian Museum's annual Eureka Prizes - the most prestigious prizes in Australian science.
With the world's population expected to reach nine billion by 2050 and hotter, drier conditions due to climate change, researchers are racing against time to develop new crop varieties and to ensure there will be enough food to feed the planet.
While "preventative medicine" is well-known in human health, it's becoming a buzz word in crop production as researchers discover how the risks of damage by pests and diseases may increase if crops don't get enough nutrients to protect themselves.
Western Australian researchers hoping to demonstrate improved cardiovascular function among coffee lovers have found that drinking too much of the popular brew may actually be linked to worsening of the metabolic syndrome.
With food security and sustainable food production an increasingly pressing concern for a booming global population, agricultural experts from The University of Western Australia have teamed up with their Chinese counterparts at Lanzhou University to step up research into dryland agricultural production.
The more crop scientists know about how plant roots take up water and nutrients, the better able they will be to develop crop plants with roots that can cope with challenging soil and environmental conditions.
Across Africa, rural welfare and economic growth depend on agricultural productivity - and two new papers by a Kenyan researcher at The University of Western Australia outline ways for 33 African countries to improve their agricultural sectors.
A series of new discoveries in plant cell biology will help to increase the supply of food and energy for our rapidly growing global population, according to 12 of the world's leading plant biologists.