Latest News

  • Faculty team is top placed Aussie team at the 2014 Crops Competition with hat trick win[22 September 2014]

    Bianca Ventimiglia, Genevieve Clarke and Thomas Borowski

    University of Sydney team from the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment is the top placed Australian University team again at the 2014 Australian Universities Crops Competition (AUCC2014) based on the three highest scoring individuals from each university, beating five other Australian Universities including the Universities of Western Australia, Curtin, La Trobe, Charles Sturt and New England. The competition was held in Temora, NSW from 17-19 September 2014. More

  • Agriculture Ball 2014[9 September 2014]

    Agriculture Ball 2014

    Faculty staff and students are invited to celebrate the end of this academic year at the Agriculture Ball including a special farewell for fourth years. More

  • Prof Les Copeland recipient of the AACCI Excellence in Teaching Award[8 September 2014]


    Prof Les Copeland was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award for significant contributions through teaching in the broad field of cereal science and technology by the American Association of Cereal Chemists-International More

  • Timor-Leste Fieldschool Placement Experience[25 August 2014]

    Eleanor Percival, Olivia Agar and Connie Mort visiting local farmers

    Three Agriculture students from the University of Sydney have visited Timor Leste to investigate food security issues facing the developing nation and talk to farmers about the daily challenges they face in producing food. More

  • Australasia Stays Ahead Of The Curve On Fresh Produce Safety [11 August 2014]

    New Fresh Food Safety Centre

    The Australian and New Zealand fresh produce industries joined together today to take proactive steps to further protect this region's well-earned reputation for producing safe, quality food by committing to a new centre dedicated to investigating and promoting the safety of the fruit and vegetables we eat and export. More

  • Plan to produce smarter graduates in technology as farming intensifies[7 August 2014]

    Professor Mark Adams

    Sydney University's Dean of Agriculture says Australia has to shift its education and training if it's to meet the demand for high quality produce. More

  • James Teague-Hampshire (BScAgr 2013) remembered [4 August 2014]

    James Teague-Hampshire

    It is with deep sadness that we mark the passing of James Teague-Hampshire, a valued student in the Faculty. More

  • Marion L. and Chrystie M. Jackson Mid-Career Clay Scientist Award for A/Prof Balwant Singh[1 July 2014]

    A/Prof Balwant Singh

    The Clay Minerals Society (USA) named Associate Professor Balwant Singh as the recipient of the Marion L. and Chrystie M. Jackson Mid-Career Clay Scientist Award, for his outstanding contributions to clay minerals science. More

  • Graduate honoured as 2014 World Food Prize Laureate[19 June 2014]

    Image of Dr Sanjaya Rajaram

    PhD graduate, Dr Sanjaya Rajaram, has been honoured as the 2014 World Food Prize Laureate for developing new wheat breeding technologies to provide the world with higher yields of better quality food. More

  • Punching above our weight [19 June 2014]

    WCSS logo

    Staff and students form the Department of Environmental Sciences have just returned from the 20th World Congress of Soil Science held in JeJu, South Korea between the 8 - 13 June 2014, where they made a significant contribution presenting the latest developments in soil research and outreach More

  • 'Nobel prize' for soil science received by Professor Alex McBratney [18 June 2014]

    Fresh Produce Safety Centre

    The highest honour in the discipline of soil science was presented to Professor Alex McBratney, from the University of Sydney's Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, at the recent 20th World Congress of Soil Science in Jeju, Korea. More

  • New centre addresses Australian food safety gap[27 May 2014]

    Fresh Produce Safety Centre

    A centre aimed at ensuring the continued safety of fresh food produced in Australia and New Zealand, hosted by the University of Sydney, opens today. More