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New research has linked deformed insects to pesticide pollution from intensive tobacco cultivation around the Oven’s River in Victoria, and found once the industry ceased operating the river's health improved.

A University of Melbourne research team has been awarded a USAID grant for their work addressing pneumonia in Papua New Guinea.

Scientists have worked with farmers to predict and prevent the devastating blackleg fungal disease in canola crops, saving at least $18M.

Around 140 Bachelor of Agriculture students will gather at the University of Melbourne’s Dookie campus for a networking event with agriculture industry representatives this week.

Although recommended in the Coalition’s Direct Action Plan and the Carbon Farming Initiative, offsetting greenhouse gas emissions by increasing carbon storage in Australian agricultural soils is not likely to be effective, say experts from the University of Melbourne.

For the first time Australia's largest research green roof will be open to the public at the University of Melbourne’s Burnley Campus Open Day this Sunday 14 July. Hundreds of gardeners, families and horticultural students will visit the campus to explore the roof and learn more about this and other types of sustainable gardening including vegetable rain gardens.

Two University of Melbourne researchers have been named Australian Laureate Fellowship Recipients for 2013 by the Australian Research Council.(ARC)

Prominent alumna and international biologist Professor Karen Day has been appointed as Dean of Science at the University of Melbourne.

As the Ashes series gets underway next week, a pair of brothers from Australia have been exploring the physics behind the spin of a cricket ball.