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.
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.
How do we get antibiotic resistance genes in a salad?
Animal manure is a known source of antibiotic resistance genes, now new research from the University of Melbourne reveals how they travel from the soil to salad
What does climate mean for wine?
University of Melbourne research shows how we can produce the best wine by combining climate predictions and vineyard records to predict for the next vintage.
A year on the dirt
A book extract from University of Melbourne experts about the legacy left by the early women who studied Agricultural Science at the University's Dookie campus.
We can have urbanisation and enough to eat
Changing our diet and food choices can balance the impact of our rapid urbanisation on food security say agricultural experts at the University of Melbourne.
The changing disease climate
As climate change gives tropical diseases new opportunities to spread, University of Melbourne veterinary epidemiologists watch for patterns in animal disease.
Are these Australia’s happiest dairy cows?
The University of Melbourne's robotic dairy is home to some very happy cows; they decide when they're milked, and even enjoy a back-scratch in the process.
Silage: Rocket-fuel for cows
Silage provides key nutrition for livestock and allows farmers to manage feed - we ask University of Melbourne experts what it is, and why it smells?