Agriculture & Food
WESTERN Australian Department of Agriculture and Food researcher Richard Fennessy is investigating the nuances of the ‘cold soak’ process on the quality of West Australian reds.
MURDOCH University researchers are researching a solutions to possible environmental management problems stemming from inland saline aquaculture.
MURDOCH University scientists have spearheaded international research into creating pest resistant varieties of wheat and barley crops which could be available to Australian grain growers as early as May 2014.
RESEARCHERS have shown combining zero tillage with stubble retention farming practices can help water infiltrate sandy, water repellent soils in Western Australia.
WA has a new hope for drought-tolerant fodder during the dry months after researchers announce the plant tedera holds promise as a new pasture species for sheep and cattle.
NEW UWA research looks at the economic impacts of implementing soil organic carbon (SOC) sequestration methods into farming practices and shows that these impacts may prove impractical for farmers.
MURDOCH University scientists have quashed a long-held theory that ‘flighty’ cattle produce ‘dark cutting’, a commercially unfavoured attribute to beef.
EXPERTS at the State Biosecurity Forum recommend strong partnerships and global strategies to secure protection of present and future agriculture for WA.
A NEW technique to control the Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Ceratitis capitate) is being trialled this season by Fruit West and the Department of Agriculture and Food.
A WESTERN Australian study into the levels of ammonia-oxidising archaea (AOA) and ammonia-oxidising bacteria (AOB) in soils is aiding in the understanding of the nitrogen cycle in agricultural systems.
SCIENTISTS at Murdoch University are investigating whether changes to soil structure in the Peel region may be an inroad to carbon capture.