White fluffy bolls of cotton grow across eastern Australia, making us a top cotton producer and the world’s third largest exporter of cotton behind USA and India. Discover more about this Australian success story at the 2018 RD Watt Lecture ‘Cotton tales: celebrating success in Australia’.
The 2017 lecture was presented by agricultural scientist Dr Peter Carberry (BScAgr '82 PhD '87), Deputy Director General of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics and an alumnus of the University of Sydney. Dr Carberry discussed how Australia not only contributes to, but also benefits from, innovative agricultural research in developing countries that improves the livelihoods of disadvantaged people.
On Tuesday 12 July 2016, the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment hosted the 2016 Research Symposium. The symposium, entitled 'On the Pulse', brought together international and Australian experts to present their latest research and ideas on innovations to drive the industry’s future. Attendees became aware of the advances that are future-proofing pulse agriculture, with a focus on pulse diversity, pulse benefits to agronomy and genetic pulse sustainability.
Held on Tuesday 14 July 2015, our 2015 Research Symposium, 'Soil to Save our Planet', attracted international and Australian experts who came together to discuss the newest approaches to food security and human health, climate and energy, and water and biodiversity.
On Tuesday 15 July 2014, the 2014 Research Symposium entitled 'The Quest for Quality Food' explored the latest approaches to ensuring safety and quality of food products and developing new products for optimal health.