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December 2016
University of Sydney soil science student, Rebecca McGirr, is the Australasian Soil Judging Champion   View Summary
16 December 2016
University of Sydney soil science student, Rebecca McGirr, is the Australasian Soil Judging ChampionUniversity of Sydney soil science student, Rebecca McGirr, is the Australasian Soil Judging Champion
Four PhD students secure jobs as part of Westpac STEM program   View Summary
15 December 2016
  Samira Badri, second from left, with Westpac mentors Dylan Ferrie, Sean Carmody and her secondary PhD students from the University of Sydney have secured four out of eight employment positions with the Westpac Group as part of their new STEM PhD program.
It's all in the data - Sydney leads digital agriculture hackathon   View Summary
7 December 2016
It's all in the data - Sydney leads digital agriculture hackathonA team of eight PhD students led and mentored by Agriculture and Environment's Associate Professor Tom Bishop have taken out second prize for the AgData Challenge, awarded today at the CSIRO's premier agriculture and food event, AgCatalyst.
Agriculture and Environment students stepping out with fresh ideas   View Summary
7 December 2016
Agriculture and Environment students stepping out with fresh ideasThe 2016 cohort of Honours and fourth year students studying Science in Agriculture and Environmental Systems, and our Master of Agriculture and Environment students have presented their findings at a fantastic mini-conference 'Stepping out with Fresh Ideas'.
VIPs (Very Important Pre-schoolers) Visit Narrabri   View Summary
6 December 2016
VIPs (Very Important Pre-schoolers) Visit NarrabriA group of 25 VIPs (Very Important Pre-schoolers) and their carers from Nurruby Child Care Centre visited the University of Sydney's Plant Breeding Institute at Narrabri.
Celeb cooking shows an answer to obesity?   View Summary
6 December 2016
Celeb cooking shows an answer to obesity?Ms Reetica Rekhy undertook an online survey of 506 NSW respondents to examine the impact of a celebrity cooking show video-clip on consumer intentions and behaviour regarding vegetable consumption.
November 2016
Meet the New Guy on Campus   View Summary
29 November 2016
Carrot, not stick key to eating vegiesMeet the New Guy on Campus - Guy Roth
Knowledge sharing in the field   View Summary
1 November 2016
Rosanne QuinnellThe University of Sydney is working with its partners to deliver a new training program and knowledge sharing exercise in practical rice agronomy in Cambodia.
October 2016
Applications open: PhD scholarships and post-doctoral research opportunities in new research centre   View Summary
25 October 2016
BerriesApplications open: PhD scholarships and post-doctoral research opportunities in new research centre
ARC legumes hub to tackle global food, nutritional security   View Summary
24 October 2016
ARC legumes hub to tackle global food, nutritional securityA $14.5m Australian Research Council legumes hub was launched today at the University of Sydney to improve the sustainability of Australia's produce.
Carrot, not stick key to eating vegies   View Summary
21 October 2016
Carrot, not stick key to eating vegiesLabelling call as National Nutrition Week shows how to fit in 5 serves
Top crop job!   View Summary
4 October 2016
University of Sydney participants at the 2016 Universities Crops CompetitionThird year Bachelor of Science in Agriculture students take out first and second place in the 2016 Australian University Crops Competition.
Field Day 2016: Where Genetics Meets Management   View Summary
4 October 2016
Field Day 2016: Where Genetics Meets ManagementGenetics and management were at the forefront of discussions and demonstrations at this year's Plant Breeding Institute Field Day at the University of Sydney's I.A. Watson Grains Research Centre, Narrabri.
May 2016
Faculty Awards salute greatness   View Summary
27 May 2016
Professor Alex McBratney with an award recipientFrom 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.
Professor Alex McBratney Inducted as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science   View Summary
23 May 2016
Professor Alex McBratneyProfessor 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.
ARC Success for Robyn McConchie & her team   View Summary
16 May 2016
ARC Success for Robyn McConchie & her teamOn 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.
March 2016
University of Sydney Student Wins Prestigious Chris Russell Medal of Excellence   View Summary
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.
Forging Relationships with Knowledge of Indigenous Land and Food    View Summary
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.
February 2016
Congratulations to Professor Robyn McConchie    View Summary
26 February 2016
Professor Robyn McConchieCongratulations to more than 185 colleagues from across the University who successfully applied for academic promotion in 2015.
Weed research focus for GRDC, University joint new role   View Summary
2 February 2016
Dr Michael Walsh with wild oats in Western AustraliaThe 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.