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  1. 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.

  2. 10 May 2021 - Animals, Food & You

    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

  3. 8 April 2021 - Engineering & Technology

    Creating clean transport fuels from waste

    By extracting biofuel from agricultural and urban waste, University of Melbourne researchers aim to create a low-cost, zero emission transport fuel

  4. 22 February 2021 - Animals, Food & You

    Helping crops survive heatwaves

    By understanding how extreme heat impacts plant genetics, University of Melbourne researchers aim to breed more resilient crops for a warmer world.

  5. 2 December 2020 - Design

    Getting regional development right

    A new approach to revitalising Gippsland is centred on place-based leadership and could be used around Australia, say University of Melbourne and RMIT experts

  6. 12 November 2020 - Science Matters

    An ounce of biosecurity prevention is worth two pounds of cure

    Australia will avoid $A314 billion in damages through the continued operation of its biosecurity systems, new research led by University of Melbourne shows

  7. 11 August 2020 - Science Matters

    Targeting the bacteria inside insects for improved pest management

    New research including the University of Melbourne is targeting essential microorganisms inside insect pests to potentially revolutionise farm pest management.

  8. 28 May 2020 - Science Matters

    Have resistance, will travel

    University of Melbourne finds that insects, like mosquitoes, are becoming resistant to insecticides. So, how are these genetic invasions impacting pest control?

  9. 25 May 2020 - Animals, Food & You

    Helping dairy cows to beat the heat

    Heat stress is a key issue for the dairy industry, but some strategies may help reduce the negative impacts on cows, finds new University of Melbourne research.

  10. 23 April 2020 - Science Matters

    Planting timber forests on Australian farms

    University of Melbourne research into new business models finds planting trees on existing farms can help guarantee Australia's future timber resources.