Associate Professor Steven Walker is targeting the north-east’s most destructive cropping weeds.

One of Australia’s most experienced weed specialists has been appointed to lead a weed-busting team of top Australian scientists, targeting the six most damaging cropping weeds in north-eastern Australia.

20 December 2011

University of Queensland scientists have discovered that an ancient relative of rice contains genes that could potentially save food crops from the devastating effects of global warming.

19 December 2011

The future incidence and impact of fungal diseases on canola crops will be drastically reduced with scientists from The University of Queensland (UQ) helping to crack the genetic code of a close canola relative.

21 October 2011

A research scientist at The University of Queensland has warned that climate change could have a significantly greater impact on farming profits than on the yield of individual crops.

28 September 2011

Australian scientists believe they may be a step closer to finding a cattle tick vaccine that could save the national cattle and dairy industries approximately $175 million per annum and reduce the need for pesticides.

15 August 2011

Wine lovers already appreciate the differences that occur between brands, grape varieties variety and regions and now a world-first project is taking this concept and trying to unlock the signature flavours for some of Australia’s most iconic...

3 August 2011

The appointment of Professor Stephen Moore as Director of the Centre for Animal Science at The University of Queensland (UQ) will inject enormous value into research conducted on behalf of Australian and international livestock industries.

18 July 2011

The DNA of rare and endangered macadamia species will soon be fingerprinted in an effort to determine the original wild tree or trees that launched the global macadamia industry.

4 July 2011

Two of the world’s leading research universities, The University of Queensland (UQ) and Clemson University in the USA have signed a research agreement today that will result in invaluable collaboration in biofuels research and development.

27 June 2011
Professor Graeme Hammer, Director of the Centre for Plant Science at QAAFI.

The appointment of Professor Graeme Hammer as Director of the Centre for Plant Science (CPS) at The University of Queensland (UQ) will underpin a fresh approach to agri-science research that aims to develop more productive and sustainable crop...

21 June 2011

Our liver could be a major springboard for determining life-changing diabetes diagnosis and treatment thanks to a world-first discovery by an Australian-Chinese research team.

7 June 2011

A world-first cattle vaccine based on nanotechnology could provide protection from the Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVDV), which costs the Australian cattle industry tens of millions of dollars in lost revenue each year.

5 May 2011

Queensland scientists are leading an international food security research collaboration that aims to increase crop production by 30 per cent and reduce crop failures for 500,000 African farmers.

21 March 2011
DEEDI scientists working on the QAAFI medicinal honey research project, Margaret Currie and Andrew Cusack, testing the infection-fighting power of an Australian native myrtle honey.

Honey sourced from an Australian native myrtle tree has been found to have the most powerful anti-bacterial properties of any honey in the world and could be used to treat antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections that commonly occur in hospitals...

1 March 2011