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24 April 2019

Come fly with me

Stephanie Mackillop is flying high after being awarded the Chris Russell Medal of Excellence for her Honours research into using soldier fly larvae to fuel high protein food for livestock and aquaculture industries.
16 April 2019

How we are improving food production

More and more people are becoming disconnected from food production. Our researchers recently attended the annual Camden Show to reconnect people with how their food is produced and show them how we are researching new ways to improve agricultural production.
28 March 2019

Show time for Camden campus

University of Sydney farms are essential in supporting teaching and research activities of Sydney Institute of Agriculture, Sydney School of Veterinary Science and the School of Life and Environmental Sciences.
18 March 2019

World's oldest semen still viable

Artificial insemination using the world's oldest known viable semen has a successful impregnation rate in sheep equivalent to recently frozen samples, in research from Associate Professor Simon de Graaf and Dr Jessica Rickard.
15 March 2019

Join the field school on palm oil and sustainability in Indonesia

Discover more about the complexities of working in development agriculture, with this field school in Indonesia held between semester 1 and 2 this year.
28 February 2019

4 remarkable women in agriculture

Four University of Sydney agriculture alumni share their inspiration, career journey and advice ahead of the 2019 RD Watt Lecture: Women in Agriculture.
13 February 2019

Plasma engineering expert a positive addition to the Faculty

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies has attracted international plasma engineering expert Professor PJ Cullen to the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
12 February 2019

Insect population faces 'catastrophic' collapse: Sydney research

Dr Francisco Sanchez-Bayo has published a review of 73 studies into the decline of insect populations. The authors found the main drivers for species loss are intensive agriculture, pollution and climate change.
05 February 2019

Harvesting wild genes gives crops renewed resistance to disease

A new method to take genetic material from wild plants to boost the disease resistance of food crops is the outcome of an international collaboration.
30 January 2019

Study shows dangerous bee virus might be 'innocent bystander'

Research by Professor Madeleine Beekman means the Australian honey bee industry might need to rethink its approach to preparing for the arrival of the Varroa mite, which threatens local bee populations.