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  • Weed research focus for GRDC, University joint new role[2 February 2016]

    Dr Michael Walsh with wild oats in Western Australia

    The Grains Research and Development Corporation and the University of Sydney have created a joint role to find solutions to controlling weeds resistant to once highly effective herbicides including the world's most commonly used herbicide, glyphosate. More

  • Cotton - Because it's Worth it[14 December 2015]

    A cotton crop being harvested

    Anti-ageing; age-defying; reversing the ageing process. Try Googling these terms and agricultural cotton production does not feature in the search results, but a new study from the University of Sydney's Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, the CSIRO Agriculture Flagship and Macquarie University points to some positive results in increasing cotton yields by giving cotton a dose of the elixir of youth in the form of aminoethoxyvinylglycine, or AVG. More

  • Let's Talk About Big Data [9 December 2015]

    A group photo of the C9-Go8 forum participants

    Two postgraduate students from the University of Sydney were identified as potential leaders in their field and selected to present their research at the sixth annual C9-Go8 forum in Nanjing, China last month. More

  • Training the next generation of Russian Soil Scientists[9 December 2015]

    The Director of the Dokuchaev Soil Science Institute, Dr Andrey Ivanov

    Prof. Budiman Minasny and Dr. Brendan Malone were invited to the Dokuchaev Soil Science Institute in Moscow, Russia to provide training and expertise to young graduate level Russian soil scientists. More

  • Samuel Coggins (Bachelor of Science in Agriculture) named New Colombo Plan Fellow[3 December 2015]

    New Columbo Plan Scholars

    Advancing a shared understanding of the Australian and Indonesian legal systems, and supporting educational exchanges with the Maldives are the goals of two University of Sydney New Colombo Plan fellows, announced this week. More

  • 4 per 1000: Soil Carbon to mitigate Climate Change[13 November 2015]

    Carbon sequestration rate according to the 4 per 1000 initiative.

    Australia's per capita CO2 emissions are one of the highest in the world. However Australia has the largest agricultural land, and there is an opportunity to offset emissions following the 4 per 1000 initiative. More

  • Wheat disease-resistance gene identified, potential to save billions[12 November 2015]

    Associate Professor Harbens Bariana in a field of wheat

    An international team of scientists has identified a gene that can prevent some of the most significant wheat diseases—creating the potential to save more than a billion dollars in lost production in Australia each year. More

  • Vale Martha Masango[11 November 2015]


    Martha Masango was a PhD candidate from Malawi on a prestigious Australia Awards scholarship researching ways to reduce Aflatoxin contamination in groundnuts in the Malawian supply chain. She first came to the Faculty in 2012 on a postharvest short course and decided then to pursue her PhD at The University of Sydney. More

  • Dr Tanya Latty recognised with prestigious Young Tall Poppy Science Award[27 October 2015]

    Winners of the 2015 Tall Poppy Awards

    Dr Tanya Latty is among five researchers from the University of Sydney who have been recognised with prestigious Young Tall Poppy Science Awards. More

  • Three new Fellows of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering[15 October 2015]

    Professor Robert Park

    Three University of Sydney researchers have been named as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering on 14 October 2015. More

  • Food for the Future Conference - a Fruitful Collaboration with the University of Padova, Italy[2 October 2015]

    Conference delegates at the Darlington Centre.

    The Faculty of Agriculture and Environment was privileged to welcome 11 Academic colleagues from the University of Padova, Italy to the inaugural Food for the Future conference last week. More

  • University of Sydney achieves runner-up in crops competition[30 September 2015]

    The University of Sydney achieves runner up in crops competition

    A team of third and fourth year Bachelor of Science in Agriculture students from the University of Sydney have placed second overall in the Grain Growers Limited 2015 Universities Crops Competition. More