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Feature Stories

Charles Sturt survey seeks input from sheep producers
2020-06-17
New research aims to improve management of breeding ewes in drought containment areas. Sheep producers are needed to take part in an online survey to identify practices that improve reproduction to develop management guidelines and inform further research

Raising awareness of seafood safety
2020-06-05
Ahead of World Food Safety Day on 7 June Graham Centre researcher, Associate Professor Shokoofeh Shamsi, is highlighting the need for more education and awareness of parasites in aquatic species to improve seafood safety.

Soil pH, SU herbicide and legumes
2020-05-18
Have your legumes been struggling? Charles Sturt University research into the interaction of soil pH and the breakdown of sulfonylurea (SU) herbicide may hold a clue.

Dung Beetle project success flies in the face of COVID-19
2020-05-01
Over 24,000 spring and summer active dung beetles have been successfully distributed to 50 farms across Southern Australia and Western Australia.

World Veterinary Day 2020
2020-04-24
As we celebrate World Veterinary Day 2020 two Graham Centre researchers, Associate Professor Jane Heller and Associate Professor Andrew Peters share their views on the theme “Environmental protection for improving animal and human health.”

Understanding pig biosecurity – pig health and diseases in NSW
2020-04-14
Graham Centre researchers have teamed up with NSW DPI and LLS tobetter understand pig owner and producer practices and beliefs regarding pig health and disease prevention, preparedness and farm biosecurity.

Graham Centre research on ABC Landline
2020-03-26
Graham Centre research examining how planting flowering strips near vegetable crops can support beneficial insects to keep pests in-check has been featured in a story on Landline on ABC TV.

Update COVID-19 and Graham Centre operations
2020-03-26
Like all of you, we’ve been watching the development of COVID-19. The Graham Centre is still operating - we’re just doing things a little differently in response to the advice from Government and health authorities.

International Women’s Day reflection
2020-03-08
“I believe, supporting each other and lifting each other up will be the key to our success,” writes Graham Centre PhD student Nisansala Perera. International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world on Sunday 8 March and the global theme this year is ‘Generation Equality’.

Recognition for Innovative NSW DPI Scientist
2020-03-05
Graham Centre member, NSW Department of Primary Industries meat scientist Dr Ben Holman was awarded the AMPC Science and Innovation Award for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

International internship shines light on antimicrobial stewardship in animal production
2020-01-20
Brazilian PhD student Dr Jéssica Kayamori Lopes travelled to Australia in 2019 to tap into Graham Centre expertise and learn more about the Australian approach to antimicrobial stewardship.

Farm walk -Suppressing vegetable pests
2020-01-20
New research using flowering plants to boost beneficial insects to reduce the impact of pests in vegetable crops will be on show at farm walks in South Australia and Victoria in February. Read more in this story.