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.
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
Illuminating Indigenous culture through plants
Zena Cumpston, University of Melbourne has produced a new indigenous plant guide to encourage their use, appreciation as well as highlighting Indigenous science
How micro-doses of nature help our health and climate
Bringing nature to urban spaces is a key part of the solution to major health and environmental challenges say University of Melbourne and international experts
The science that stops possums eating your garden
When possums ate her garden, University of Melbourne's Professor Lynne Selwood fought back and invented a spray that protects plants from possum browsing.
The black spot on Australia’s chilli industry
The discovery of four new pathogens that lead to a damaging disease in chillies is likely to put Australia's biosecurity measures under the spotlight.
Swapping guns for gardening
In the aftermath of WWII, training in horticulture and gardening gave returned Australian servicemen and women a chance for a fresh start.
Growing greener cities
The Growing Green Guide is giving people the tools they need to incorporate green roofs, green walls and vertical gardens into their homes and businesses.
Veggie gardens are so hot right now
As inner-city community vegetable gardens boom, University of Melbourne students are learning by doing, and eating the fruits - and vegetables - of their labour