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  • An environmentally friendly spray that targets and kills one of cotton's (and the world’s) most damaging agricultural pests - Silverleaf whitefly - has been created by scientists at The University of Queensland.
  • UQ will lead Australia’s effort to supercharge commercialisation in the food and beverage industry, with Trailblazer funding over four years to boost growth and innovation in the sector.
  • The 16th Australasian Plant Breeding Conference (APBC) held at the Gold Coast was the first event of its kind in nearly a decade. Over three days the conference featured 200 speakers and 450 delegates from around the globe who discussed the future of plant breeding in 2050.
  • Queensland’s oldest agricultural research facility has unveiled two mosaics celebrating its proud heritage of supporting science and the community for 125 years.
  • Dr Lida Omaleki is a long way from where she grew up – but from Iran to Australia, the Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine feels right at home in the University of Queensland labs, where she’s completing important work in support of a healthy, efficient chicken meat industry.
  • Garlic has traditionally been used to ward off evil spirits, but its reputed powers do not stop it from being infected by multiple viruses.

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