Saving grains

Communication, genetics expertise and on-the-ground knowledge help distinguish the research outcomes of Curtin’s Centre for Crop and Disease Management.

Foundations for Success

Richard Oliver has helped secure the biggest grant in Curtin University’s history.

New biosecurity centre to stop fruit flies

Upgraded bio-security measures to combat fruit fly will be introduced in Australia.

Work on barren soil may bear fruit

Scientists have made significant progress in determining what causes soil acidification.

Big data to solve global issues

Curtin University’s spatial sciences teams are using big data, advanced processing power and community engagement to solve social and environmental problems.

Two new barley plant genes discovered

A group of international researchers have discovered two new genes in the barley plant that will shed light on the history of agriculture and also bring new capabilities to barley breeding programs.

The Water Cycle

We explore the wonderful world of water in this new animation.

Pig and poultry welfare research receives $1 million grant

A $1 million grant will to expand animal welfare research facilities.

Growth Centre gets tick of approval

The new Food and Agribusiness Growth Centre has been approved.

New web-based ram selection app wows sheep breeders

Sheep breeders, commercial producers can access a new genetic selection tool that improves breeding outcomes.

Innovations in grape growing technology apply across the industry

‘Vinnovation’ competition pushes grape growers to (v)innovate for the benefit of farmers state-wide.

Help to combat pest animals is only a click away

The Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre have a new online pest animal toolkit.

Lending fresh air to grain pest problem

Wheat growers are excited by early data from an on-farm experiment to assess a non-chemical method of reducing insect damage in stored cereal grain.

Growing the north

The top end of Australia is a region with promising export capabilities. Rosslyn Beeby looks into Australia’s burgeoning northern food bowl.

Drone used to drop beneficial bugs on corn crop

UQ agricultural science student Michael Godfrey has developed a drone that spreads beneficial insects onto crops.

Farmers wired up

Research led by James Cook University scientists in collaboration with CSIRO and QUT has come up with a rugged and affordable computer network that could be a boon for cattle farmers.

Eyes on the ground

Automation and advanced technologies hold the key to a more productive, biodiverse and safe Australian landscape, Jude Dineley reports.

Rabbits’ viral expansion

The Invasive Animals CRC is seeking improved methods of biological control to effectively manage rabbit populations.

Healthier stock for dairy farmers

PhD candidate Jane Kelley’s research could be a breakthrough for the dairy industry.

Fields of glory

New technologies at the frontier of Australia’s agricultural boom are set to secure our place as a strong global competitor, write Rosslyn Beeby.

The new class

Australian innovation is making an impact on the world stage as businesses and researchers forge ahead into foreign markets says Penny Pryor.