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  • 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

  • Managing diseases to protect the world's food supply[15 October 2014]

    The University of Sydney's Professor Robert Park

    Efforts to control plant diseases which contribute significantly to global hunger will be the centerpiece of tomorrow's Sydney Science Forum lecture at the University of Sydney. More

  • Faculty Community Garden[15 October 2014]

    FAE Community Garden

    The Faculty of Agriculture and Environment (FAE) and the University of Sydney Sustainability Office (CIS) have combined to establish a Community Garden on the main University of Sydney campus. More

  • 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