Wheat’s ancient roots of viral resistance
University of Melbourne research has found that a gene that protects wheat from destructive Wheat Yellow Mosaic Virus originated in an ancient wild relative
Smart fertilisers for food security
Fertilisers that increase nitrogen efficiency may boost crop productivity, while reducing farm costs and environmental harm say University of Melbourne experts.
Food for thought
Food connects all of us – so using it as a tool to teach students global competency and citizenship makes sense, says University of Melbourne expert.
Be alert, not alarmed about foot and mouth disease
The spread of foot-and-mouth disease to Bali was not unexpected, but what we each do next will determine the consequences, says a University of Melbourne expert
Drugging plants to learn their secrets
New University of Melbourne research finds that discovering chemicals and drugs that affect the circadian rhythms of plants could improve crop yields.
Protecting Australia from foot-and-mouth disease
Australia's been free of foot-and-mouth disease since 1872, but outbreaks in neighbouring countries are a cause for concern, says University of Melbourne expert
Feral honeybees key to controlling deadly parasite
To combat the Varroa destructor parasite attacking honeybees, Australia also needs to target feral bee populations, say University of Melbourne and RMIT experts
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.
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.
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