Give me a campus among the gum trees

We visit the University of Melbourne’s Dookie campus to find out how science is helping improve agricultural practice

Dr Andi HorvathClaudia Hooper

Published 15 December 2017

Episode 20

How do you produce a seriously juicy steak? What’s the difference between brewing a lager and a pale ale? How can students produce award winning wine? What role do drones have in the future of farming?

In this special episode of Eavesdrop on Experts, the team hits the road to meet the agriculture experts based in the rural town of Dookie in northern Victoria, where the University of Melbourne has a campus.

They bring a unique mix of expertise from the chemical molecules responsible for flavour to a knowledge of the history of age-old food practices, and explain how these can be reinvented for the 21st century and a more sustainable future. Producers: Dr Andi Horvath, Chris Hatzis and Claudia Hooper Editor: Chris Hatzis Audio engineer: Arch Cuthbertson

Recorded: 18 October 2017

Banner image: Claudia Hooper/University of Melbourne

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