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  • Faculty Awards salute greatness[27 May 2016]

    Professor Alex McBratney with an award recipient

    From making Time Magazine's top inventions list, to empowering women in India, and everything in between, this year's Faculty Awards recognised the work of some of our most exceptional graduates and promising students. More

  • Professor Alex McBratney Inducted as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science[23 May 2016]

    Professor Alex McBratney

    Professor Alex McBratney, Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment has received one of Australia's highest scientific honours, being inducted as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science on Monday 23 May 2016. More

  • ARC Success for Robyn McConchie & her team[16 May 2016]

    ARC Success for Robyn McConchie & her team

    On Friday 6 May 2016 the ARC announced that Faculty of Agriculture and Environment was successful in its bid for an ARC Training Centre in Food Safety in the Fresh Produce Industry. More

  • University of Sydney Student Wins Prestigious Chris Russell Medal of Excellence[29 March 2016]

    Forging Relationships with Knowledge of Indigenous Land and Food

    Chris Baldock from the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment has won the Chris Russell Medal of Excellence awarded at the Sydney Royal Easter Show on Thursday 24 March 2016. More

  • Forging Relationships with Knowledge of Indigenous Land and Food [18 March 2016]

    Forging Relationships with Knowledge of Indigenous Land and Food

    An exciting and enriching new opportunity is being offered to senior undergraduate and Masters students as the University of Sydney's Faculty of Agriculture and Environment forges a new relationship with Australia's Indigenous peoples. More

  • Congratulations to Professor Robyn McConchie [26 February 2016]

    Professor Robyn McConchie

    Congratulations to more than 185 colleagues from across the University who successfully applied for academic promotion in 2015. More

  • 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