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18 December 2018

Planning starts for global agricultural science hub in Sydney

Combining the University's world-class veterinary, agriculture and life sciences expertise with the Department of Primary Industry at the historic Elizabeth Macarthur Agriculture Institute will amplify and support research in plant biology, soil science, food research and animal husbandry.
05 December 2018

Soil Tech Project will put Australian science into farmers' hands

On World Soil Day, a consortium of agricultural technology companies with the University of Sydney's Institute for Agriculture, is launching a project to unlock our science for the use of Australia's farmers.
21 November 2018

Farmers growing for good

National Agriculture Day motto is ‘Grow for good’, and we think that is worth celebrating. It is an opportunity to pause and consider all the good farmers do every day.
16 November 2018

Milestone hit: training 100 African agricultural researchers

The University's Sydney Institute of Agriculture has delivered training to over 100 African agricultural researchers since 2015 under the Australia Awards Short Course 'Increasing the Development Impact of Agricultural Research' funded by the Australian Government.
18 October 2018

5 things we learnt at Research Conversazione

Farming robots, human breast milk and IoT cybersecurity may seem like unrelated topics, but they all came together under one roof at the Faculty of Engineering and IT's premier annual research event, Research Conversazione.
12 October 2018

New recipes for food sustainability

To celebrate World Food Day, we’re giving you a taste of just some of the food innovation and sustainability research on the menu in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
09 October 2018

4 reasons agriculture needs to phase out reliance on glyphosate

Health concerns aside, relying on a single chemical to control weeds is poor long-term agriculture policy. Director of the Sydney Institute for Agriculture, Alex McBratney, says it's time to look beyond glyphosate.
16 July 2018

Microalgae offer new hope for sustainable food production

New research by the University of Sydney to find sustainable ways to feed a global population that is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 is yielding results.
16 March 2018

A step towards sustainability in aquaculture

Award-winning research is investigating how microalgae could transform problematic wastewater from fish farming in to a goldmine of high-value compounds for farmers.
08 February 2018

Smart food packaging to reduce Australia’s waste problems

Smart food packaging could be near thanks to new research in ‘printable food ink sensors’. These inks are designed to detect gases produced by bacteria in order to provide us with a timely insight into our food’s quality.