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Displaying from Friday, April 04, 2014
 April 2014
Friday 04
11:00 - SEMINAR - Predicting pro-environmental agricultural practices: The social, psychological and contextual influences on land management Website | More Information
Pro-environmental agricultural approaches have been developed, but their uptake has not been sufficient to mitigate environmental degradation. A lack of suitable theoretical frameworks limits research on famers' environmental behaviours, and there has been little integration of social sciences in (...)
Friday 11
11:00 - SEMINAR - Australia's grain supply chains : Dr Ross Kingwell, Chief Economist, Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre Website | More Information
Australia’s grain supply infrastructure has been in the news. Late last year the Federal Government blocked ADM’s proposed take-over of GrainCorp. Here in Western Australia, Bunge have built grain export port facilities in Bunbury and the Chinese firm Heilingjiang Feng Agricultural are currently (...)

 May 2014
Friday 02
11:00 - SEMINAR - Dr Roger Lawes: Is there a new twist in an old technology? : Modelling crop rotations with the Land Use Sequence Optimiser Website | More Information
Crop rotation, where a legume, pasture, fallow or oilseed is grown after a cereal crop to manage soil borne disease and on occasions fix nitrogen, is one of the oldest technologies in agriculture.  However, we are still researching the concept because plant breeding helps some crops resist certain (...)
Friday 23
11:00 - SEMINAR - Threshold effects and climate change policy : Assistant Professor Morteza Chalak, Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy Website | More Information
Climate change scientists have shown concerns about possible sudden changes due to crossing a temperature threshold. Many authors emphasized the importance of sea level rise due to melting ice sheets of Greenland and west Antarctica and its large economic consequences. We study the economic (...)
Friday 30
11:00 - SEMINAR - Public preferences for carbon farming co-benefits : Assistant Professor Marit Kragt, Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy Website | More Information
The Australian Government still has initiatives to encourage climate change abatement practices by farmers. Under the Direct Action Plan, farmers can gain carbon credits for sequestering carbon in soils or vegetation, or for reducing emissions. Next to mitigation, these 'carbon farming' activities (...)

 June 2014
Wednesday 04
16:00 - SEMINAR - Climate change adaptation: water conservation and crop production in south-western Australia and the Loess Plateau of China : this seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series. Website | More Information
Climate simulation models suggest that mean temperatures on the Loess Plateau of China will increase by 2.5 to 3.75°C by 2050, while those in the cropping region of south-west Australia will increase by 1.25 to 1.75°C. The rainfall in south-west Australia rainfall is predicted to decrease by 20 to (...)
Thursday 05
13:30 - EVENT - IOA Postgraduate Showcase - Frontiers in Agriculture : 9 PhD students present their diverse agriculture-related research Website | More Information
The Institute of Agriculture's annual Postgraduate Showcase brings together some of UWA’s best PhD students at an advanced stage of their research. This year, nine presentations covering a wide range of disciplines will highlight some of the research and progress underway at UWA in the area of (...)

 July 2014
Tuesday 29
13:20 - EVENT - The UWA Institute of Agriculture 2014 Industry Forum : Potential for Food Production in northern Western Australia Website | More Information
New agriculture is believed to play a crucial role in the regional transformation of northern Western Australia. There is significant potential for Asia-focused food production and industry to diversify northern Australia’s economy, trade and sustainable use of natural resources over the long term; (...)

 August 2014
Friday 08
11:00 - SEMINAR - The Behavioural Gap for Organic Food in Britain: Data from a Canterbury Case Study : Dr Adelina Gschwandtner, University of Kent More Information
The present paper attempts to bring further evidence on the behavioural gap for organic food in Britain. The stated preferences are analysed with the contingent valuation method while the revealed preferences are estimated with the hedonic pricing method. We find a small but significant gap in the (...)
Wednesday 13
8:00 - EVENT - Women in Agriculture Breakfast Website | More Information
Students of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (SNAGS) and The UWA Institute of Agriculture would like to invite you to a breakfast to commemorate the role of women in agriculture.
Saturday 16
15:00 - EVENT - More Than Honey - The Movie - Free Event : Fifty years ago, Einstein had already insisted on the symbiotic relationship binding these pollen gatherers to mankind: “If bees were to disappear from the globe,” he predicted, “mankind would only have four years left to live.” Website | More Information
More Than Honey is a film on the relationship between mankind and honeybees, about nature and about our future.

This documentary by the Swiss filmmaker Marcus Imhoof and narrated by John Hurt is looking into the fascinating world of bees, showing small family beekeepers (including the (...)
Friday 22
11:00 - SEMINAR - Consumer choices in fast-food chain restaurants: the role of information : Assistant Professor James Fogarty, School of Agricultural & Resource Economics Website | More Information
The research question for this study was to determine the impact of providing menu item energy content information at the point of sale on consumer choices at Australian fast-food chain restaurants. To answer the research question data was collected via an on-line survey. Specifically, a sample (...)

 September 2014
Wednesday 03
16:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - Shovelomics - variation of architectural and anatomical root traits : Guest Seminar on Wednesday 3 September @ 4pm, Botany Seminar Room 2.14 More Information
There is an increasing need for higher crop yields and subsequently quantitatively analyses of phenotypic traits such as roots traits and their dynamic responses to the environment is an essential requirement for genetic and physiological research and plant breeding. We characterized variation in (...)
Monday 15
17:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Steps to Sustainable Livestock and the Global Farm Platform : A public lecture by Prof Mark Eisler, Chair in Global Farm Animal Health at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom Website | More Information
Prof Mark Eisler, Chair in Global Farm Animal Health at the University of Bristol will be giving a public lecture entitled Steps to Sustainable Livestock and the Global Farm Platform. In this lecture, Mark Eisler will describe his work towards establishing a ‘Global Farm Platform’, an international (...)
Thursday 18
18:00 - SEMINAR - 2020 Business Insights Forum: “Investing in Agriculture” Website | More Information
Agriculture is one of the hottest investment sectors at the moment. The big names of Forrest, Rinehart, and Packer, plus the Chinese are pouring money into the food and fibre industry. Learn what investors are looking for, why agriculture is undergoing a transformation, and what investment (...)
Friday 19
17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The Annual Boodja Soil Science Lecture : Soil Science Australia (WA Branch) invites you to the annual WA Boodja Soil Science Lecture. The lecture is free and open to all. Boodja is a Noongar word for "land" and the lecture series acknowledges the important role of aboriginal understanding in the responsible management of our soil and land. Website | More Information
This year the society is honoured to have Emeritus Professor Alan Robson (AO) present the second lecture in this series.

Alan Robson has made a huge contribution to research on soil-plant-microbe interactions and to the wider university sector.

He is the author of four books (...)

 October 2014
Tuesday 07
13:00 - EXPO - Mini pop-up Postgraduate Expo : Mini Postgraduate Expo on Tuesday 7 October between 1-2pm in the Bayliss Building More Information
Missed out on the Postgrad & Honours Expo? No problem! Come along to our mini pop-up Postgrad Expo on 7 October between 1-2pm in the Bayliss Bldg. Staff from eight faculties will be there to answer your questions about postgraduate study - and to hand out free pizza!
Wednesday 22
16:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Improving the competitiveness of Australia's export grain : A seminar by Simon Johnson, General Manager of AEGIC Website | More Information
Based in Perth, the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC) represents the front-door to the Australian grains industry.

In this seminar, Simon Johnson, General Manager of AEGIC will discuss the role of AEGIC in increasing the competitiveness of Australia’s export grain.
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 November 2014
Friday 14
9:00 - EVENT - Reduce Food Waste Forum : The theme of the Forum is “Waste in Food Value Chains: Opportunities for Technological, Policy and R&D Innovations for waste minimization and utilization”. Website | More Information
We invite you to register and attend a “Reduce Food Waste Forum” on 14 November 2014 at the Kim Beazley Lecture Theatre at Murdoch University.

Murdoch University, Curtin University and The University of Western Australia are sponsors of this Forum.

The theme of the Forum is “ (...)
Tuesday 18
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Emerging biosciences capacity in Africa: Case study of the Regional Cassava Viruses Disease Diagnostic Project Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Joseph Ndunguru, Molecular Plant Virologist, Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute (MARI), Tanzania.

Cassava is an important food staple in sub Saharan Africa, however it is under threat from deadly viral diseases, which are decreasing yield and leaving many (...)


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