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6 March 2018

The High Commissioner of India, His Excellency Dr. A.M. Gondane, led a wide-ranging and thought-provoking set of discussions at the India-Australia Roundtable on Climate Smart Agriculture for Improving Livelihoods Forum held at Western Sydney University's Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment...

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19 January 2018

Have you ever wondered what lives in your dirt? Researchers are now one step closer to answering this question, with Western Sydney University experts teaming up with researchers from the United States, Spain and UK to compile the world’s first ‘soil atlas’ which tracks the most common types of soil bacteria around the world.

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The Global Centre for Land Based Innovation hosted an international workshop "Harnessing rhizosphere-soil-microbial interactions for increasing farm productivity and resilience of farming systems." to discuss rhizosphere interactions, plant productivity, root traits and functions and soil health structure...

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The Global Centre for Land Based Innovation at Western Sydney University organised a workshop entitled "Incorporating soil health management practices to sustainably increase productivity and profitability" in Narrabri, to engage with the cotton community about the benefits of improving soil health...

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The Global Centre for Land Based Innovation hosted an international workshop "Harnessing rhizosphere-soil-microbial interactions for increasing farm productivity and resilience of farming systems." to discuss rhizosphere interactions, plant productivity, root traits and functions and soil health structure...

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As the aridity of soils goes up, the microbial diversity and abundance is reduced," stated Professor Brajesh Singh in new research to be reported in the Sydney Morning Herald...

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The Conversation: In two related studies published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Nature Communications, we and our colleagues looked at the impact of the drying trend on soil microbial diversity, and at whether these soils are likely to become less fertile and productive as a consequence...

Microbial ecology expert Professor Brajesh Singh describes how a collaborative research centre could resolve some of the world’s most serious food and environmental challenges. We’re currently trying to determine how we can increase farm productivity and profitability without damaging the environment...

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Global Centre For Land-Based Innovation Events


30th and 31st July 2019

Participants at our Soil Biology Masterclass will learn how to adopt practices and strategies to enhance the life in soils and use the power of plant-soil-microbial relationships to unlock soil nutrients, produce healthier and more nutritious plants and understand how microbes drive modern farming success.

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12-13 Oct 2015

Helping Australia's multi-billion dollar industry to find solutions in the soils beneath their crops...

 
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10-11 Oct 2015

Professor Yong-Guan Zhu, Institute of Urban Environment Chinese Academy of Sciences, China will be in attendance at the Harnessing Rhizosphere workshop

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16-17 July 2015

This workshop will explore what the key approaches are and whether they can be utilized to assign functions to microbial dark matters- including single cell genome, experimental, ecological and bioinformatics approaches....