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  • Discovery holds promise for gene therapy and agriculture [17 March 2015]

    Dr Rodrigo Reis

    A fundamental question pursued by plant scientists worldwide for the past decade has been answered by researchers led by the University of Sydney. More

  • Australian agri-food systems: a look to the future.[26 February 2015]

    Prof Les Copeland

    This paper, commissioned by the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, considers how international universities are responding to the new challenges and opportunities in in this area. More

  • Stable Isotopes in Biosphere Systems 2015 Workshop[28 January 2015]

    SIBS Workshop 2015

    The workshop (1-8 February) will start with introductory classes and an overview of equipment, and will progress to more detailed information and applied content. It will take place at the Centre for Carbon, Water and Food. More

  • Extending the GlobalSoilMap to India[22 January 2015]

    Workshop participants

    To celebrate the International Year of Soils, a National Soil and Water Networking Workshop was held at IIT, Kharagpur, India from 4-8 of January 2015. More

  • The grains of India's past and future[17 December 2014]

    Endeavour Research Fellow Hanif Khan

    Endeavour Research Fellow Hanif Khan will use the knowledge learnt from his research in rural NSW to fight one of India's biggest food threats More

  • Australian Soil and Landscape Grid launched[15 December 2014]

    Australian Soil and Landscape Grid

    Recently the Australian Soil and Landscape Grid was launched in Melbourne at the 2014 National Soil Science Conference. The grid, a core facility of the TERN, provide information on soil attributes (including soil texture, carbon content) every 90 m across the continent, and are available for six soil depths down to a maximum of 2 metres. Estimates of uncertainty are also included. More

  • A conservation agriculture and minimum tillage advocate passed away[10 December 2014]

    Frank Crofts

    Frank Crofts was a true gentleman in every sense of the word, a distinguished agricultural scientist and an inspiring university teacher. More

  • A Giant in Plant Science passed away[8 December 2014]

    Emeritus Professor of Plant Pathology Brian Deverall

    Emeritus Professor of Plant Pathology Brian Deverall at the University of Sydney was known for his pioneering research into plant defence. His focus was the cellular and biochemical interactions between plants and their microbial parasites, which can destroy crops and precipitate famines. More

  • International Perspectives on Biochar Research and Application Seminar[6 December 2014]

    Biochar field experiment

    A group of leading biochar researchers from Australia, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Thailand, UK and USA will be meeting at the University of Sydney to discuss methods of biochar analysis and environmental applications of biochar. More

  • Sydney Uni sweeps the 2nd Australian Soil Judging Competition in lead up to World Soil Day[2 December 2014]

    Sydney Uni Blue team conferring on an interpretation question

    Third year BEnvSys students David Coleman, Michaela Dolk and James Diack filled the top three positions in the individual soil judging component, and the two Sydney Uni teams finished 'one-two' in the overall classification, which combines the individual and team judging scores. More

  • Alumni honoured at achievement awards[22 October 2014]

    Dr Barry McCleary

    Adjunct Professor Barry McCleary, winner of the Alumni Award for International Achievement in recognition of his commitment to improving food quality throughout the world. More

  • Australia India Council Grant Success[20 October 2014]

    Australia Inda Council Grant

    Dr Kanika Singh and her colleagues, A/Prof. Budiman Minasny, Dr Floris van Ogtrop, and A/Prof. Willem Vervoort have just received a substantial Australia India Council grant. More