Wheat field

Biochar and zinc application can improve wheat grown in certain soils

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Researchers from The University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture and Sultan Qaboos University in Oman have found that the combined application of biochar and zinc can mitigate stress in wheat caused by the heavy metal cadmium.

Cadmium reduces the growth, yield, and zinc concentration in wheat grain due to oxidative stress. Its accumulation in soil can cause significant health risks to humans if it is introduced into the food chain via crops. 

UWA News has moved to Impact

Monday, 17 August 2020

All UWA news content, including media releases, are now available on Impact.

Northern cattle

BeefLinks partnership to boost red meat industry

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

A four-year partnership between The University of Western Australia, Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) through the MLA Donor Company (MDC) has been launched to coordinate and drive an integrated research and practice change program for the West Australian Beef Industry.

Justina Serrano in the field using remote sensing technology

Smart Scholarship explores smart weed management technology

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have investigated the use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) to detect early-weeds in broadacre wheat crops.

IOA Annual Research Report 2019

The UWA Institute of Agriculture releases Annual Research Report 2019

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

The University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture has released its Annual Research Report 2019 today.

Carl Blair

Scientists discover how to smash quantum limits

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Scientists from The University of Western Australia’s Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) are part of a global team of researchers that has made a surprising discovery, working out how to break quantum limits. The research was published today in the prestigious Nature journal.

Noisy Gut

UWA Noisy Guts project selected for spinoff prize

Thursday, 2 July 2020

The University of Western Australia’s ‘Noisy Guts Project’ that uses acoustic sensing technology to detect gut disorders has been selected as ‘one to watch’ in the inaugural Nature Spinoff Prize Nature Research.

Offshore energy installation

New wave of Federal funding to transform offshore energy industry

Thursday, 2 July 2020

The University of Western Australia has been awarded $5 million in Federal Government funding to establish a new research hub which will focus on harnessing data and physics-based science to better understand offshore energy environments and improve future infrastructure design.

Professor Jo McDonald

First Aboriginal cultural sites discovered underwater 50,000 years later

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Australia’s first Aboriginal cultural sites that were submerged under the sea after the last ice age have been discovered by a research team including scientists from The University of Western Australia. The research findings will be published in PLOS ONE.

UWA

UWA ranked top in Australia in five STEM subjects

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

The University of Western Australia has achieved the highest ranking among all Australian universities for five STEM subjects, according to the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by Subject.