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  1. 20 October 2022 - Animals, Food & You

    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.

  2. 12 October 2022 - Humanities

    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.

  3. 17 August 2022 - Science Matters

    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

  4. 28 July 2022 - Science Matters

    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.

  5. 26 July 2022 - Animals, Food & You

    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

  6. 1 July 2022 - Engineering & Technology

    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

  7. 1 November 2021 - Animals, Food & You

    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.

  8. 27 October 2021 - Animals, Food & You

    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.

  9. 20 August 2021 - Animals, Food & You

    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

  10. 14 May 2021 - Animals, Food & You

    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.