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
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.