Category: Agriculture

Tequila plant offers fuel for the future

Agave, the desert plant best known for producing tequila, shows promise as a source of biofuel and other biochemical products. Read more

Edible insects

Growing concerns over food security mean we may need to consider alternative sources of protein in the future. Could edible insects be the solution? Read more

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Vintage innovation

Helping our wine industry modulate flavour and alcohol levels in the face of climate and market change Read more

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Assoc Prof. Simon Baxter

Simon’s research focuses on identifying genetic mutations that cause insecticide resistance, to help understand how these products kill pests and how they can be better utilised. Read more

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An ally emerges in the east

Partnering with Shanghai Jiao Tong University to enhance the agriculture and health of Australia and China Read more

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Exclusive almonds

Not all almonds are the same, in fact our research has shown that some taste better than others and can be grown easier and with less risk of disease Read more

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Chaolei Yuan

Acid sulfate soils have the potential to cause damage to our wildlife and waterways. PhD student, Chaolei, is looking at ways to remediate these soils, through the addition of organic matter. Read more

Barley breeding

The barley varieties developed by the University’s Barley Breeding Program account for approximately half of Australia’s barley production. Associate Professor Jason Eglinton leads the Program. Read more