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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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?
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.
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.