Agriculture & Food
A LOCAL agricultural economist has been leading a research team working to help developing countries choose economically viable soil conservation practices.
THE smart use of fertilisers could help reduce global dependence on pesticides in agriculture, and slow the trend of pests developing resistance to the chemicals meant to control them, new research suggests.
THE cause of a disease affecting the local lupin industry has been discovered in PhD research at UWA’s Institute of Agriculture.
ONE of Australia’s iconic buildings – the Aussie farmhouse – is getting a 21st Century makeover, thanks to researchers at the University of WA.
TO GET a basic idea of the richness of Western Australia’s soils, Andy Whiteley says you only need to stomp your foot in the ground and then look at the imprint.
A RECENT international research project has contributed new knowledge to the physiological functioning of paddy field rice when fully submerged underwater, such as during flash flooding events.
IN a paddock on a farm near Pingelly, south-east of Perth, Phil Vercoe is standing in a one-hectare paddock which is part of an award-winning research project being guided mainly by … sheep.