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Veterinary treatment and research, animal health and welfare, the science and economics of food production and farming.

  1. 9 November 2021 – Air Pollutants, Climate, Methane, Nitrogen Pollution, Particles

    Cutting agricultural emissions will reduce air pollution and save lives

    Reducing ammonia emissions from agriculture will substantially benefit global health, and at a low cost shows new research led by the University of Melbourne.

  2. 3 November 2021 – Climate, Farming, Finance, Food Security, Regenerative Agriculture

    Redefining Farmland value for climate and food security

    Regenerative agriculture can translate environmental health of farmland into economic value and address climate change, explain University of Melbourne experts.

  3. 1 November 2021 – Agriculture, Climate Change, Fertiliser, Food Security, Nitrogen Pollution

    Five priorities for managing nitrogen pollution

    Nitrogen is essential for life on Earth but excess can damage the environment. University of Melbourne researchers recommend five areas of focus for management.

  4. 27 October 2021 – Agriculture, Airborne Sensing, Horticulture, Precision Agriculture, Xylella fastidiosa

    Tackling a global crop pandemic - from the air

    The spread of Xf bacteria is a huge threat to global agriculture, but University of Melbourne research is enhancing airborne detection methods to control it.

  5. 1 September 2021 – Australian Wildlife, Conservation, Lead, Pollution, Toxins

    Lead from ammunition is a threat to everyone's health

    Ammunition is a major source of environmental lead pollution; alternatives could be used to protect Australian wildlife, says a University of Melbourne expert

  6. 20 August 2021 – Agriculture, Food, Gut Bacteria, Microbiome, Organic

    How do organic and non-organic foods influence our gut microbiome?

    A University of Melbourne review into how organic and conventionally farmed foods affect the gut microbiome found mixed results, indicating more research needed

  7. 14 July 2021 – Animal Behaviour, Animal Welfare, Animals rights, Film and Television , Law

    I’m an animal … get me out of here!

    Australia needs national legislation to better protect the welfare of animals that work in film and television, says a University of Melbourne expert

  8. 14 May 2021 – Agriculture, Crops, Food Security, Genetics, Plants

    Smaller plants show promise for future food crops

    University of Melbourne researchers have bred smaller soybean plants with the same yield, raising hopes smaller crops could grow more food on less land.

  9. 10 May 2021 – Agribusiness, Agriculture, Biosecurity, Food Sciences, Horticulture

    Protecting Australia’s citrus industry

    University of Melbourne researchers have identified an Australian strain of fungus that causes citrus rot, calling for controls to protect the citrus industry