Two of the study plots

The myth that modern wheat varieties are more heavily reliant on pesticides and fertilisers than older varieties has been debunked by new research.

17 June 2019
Indian smallholder farmer measuring milk. Photo credit: Professor Ben Hayes

With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, University of Queensland researchers are assisting smallholder milk producers in India with AI-based breeding technology.

31 May 2019

The global macadamia industry may have originated from a single tree taken from Queensland to Hawaii in the 19th century, according to new research.

29 May 2019

The lifeblood of Timor-Leste’s agricultural sector – smallholder farming – is to be bolstered by collaborative University of Queensland-led research.

20 May 2019

A hormone produced by stressed plants could combat damage caused by salty soils, considerably increasing plant growth.

13 May 2019

A new national program to transform food waste into valuable products is being led by a University of Queensland researcher.

9 May 2019
Dr Louwrens Hoffman

University of Queensland researchers are investigating the use of maggots, locusts and other alternative proteins in a range of specialty foods.

1 May 2019
Children learn to like a wide variety of healthy foods through exposure in their early years

Thrifty parents in low-income households could be inadvertently encouraging unhealthy fussy eating habits in their children.

17 April 2019

A high-yield Mexican wheat variety identified by University of Queensland researchers is now available to Australian wheat farmers.

9 April 2019
UQ’s Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics is working to improve animal welfare during farming, slaughter and transport

A new centre promoting animal welfare standards internationally is to be established in China, thanks to a University of Queensland-led project.

9 April 2019

Ageing coconut palm trees could be replaced quickly and cheaply by superior cloned coconuts being developed by University of Queensland researchers.

11 March 2019
Professor Henry is conducting the first gene-editing experiments to effectively produce biofuels and bioplastics

Gene-editing sugarcane for use in renewable energy and bio-plastics could help secure the industry’s future.

11 March 2019
Cows being milked at the UQ Gatton dairy ... UQ ranks highest in Australia in Agriculture and Forestry

The University of Queensland has jumped to the top of the national table in Agriculture and Forestry, and it also ranks first in Australia for Environmental Sciences and Sports-Related Subjects, according to the latest international rankings survey.

28 February 2019
A paddock showing a large tract of pasture dieback.

University of Queensland researchers trying to pinpoint the mystery killer behind ‘pasture dieback’ find their research is fascinating – but they would much prefer to watch grass grow.

28 February 2019
Co-founders Anna Hendra and Adrian Spierings.

Caviar will never be the way to Brisbane woman Anna Hendra’s heart.

5 February 2019
Couch smut (Ustilago cynoditis: Leif Forsberg, Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

University of Queensland researchers are working on a new project to keep smut off our playing fields; but it’s not the kind of smut that first comes to mind.

24 January 2019
Gatton Gold Medal winner Dr Glen Simpson

Agriculture and soil scientist Dr Glen Simpson has been awarded The University of Queensland Gatton Gold Medal for improving the welfare of communities around the world.

6 December 2018
Wheat starch blend tested as the controlled release fertiliser

The Great Barrier Reef and Australia’s delicate ecosystems will benefit from a research project that aims to cut the amount of nitrogen fertiliser that ends up in our waterways.

4 December 2018

Avocado aficionados will benefit from a Queensland research project that aims to strip bare the avocado to reveal detailed information about the popular fruit’s biology.

21 November 2018
Dr Lee Hickey in the speed crop breeding lab

Plant speed breeding could be part of the solution to minimise the devastating effects of drought and climate change on crops in the future, according to a University of Queensland researcher.

19 November 2018