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The University of Melbourne has made a record number of first-round offers for its Bachelor of Agriculture program in 2016, with almost 200 domestic students invited to enrol this academic year.

Researchers have decoded the Australian sheep blowfly genome, adding ammunition to the battle against one of the nation’s most insidious pests.

Farms with windbreaks with significant areas of ground cover vegetation have been shown to attract wasps that are beneficial to agricultural pest control, according to a new study from the University of Melbourne.

The University of Melbourne will contribute $200,000 alongside the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) to establish the Innovation Seed Fund, announced today as part of the Department’s new Horticulture Centre of Excellence.

The University of Melbourne will strengthen its teaching and research in Agriculture and consolidate its courses in Geography, Resource Management and Forestry through proposed changes to faculty structures at the University.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott said a $320 million assistance package to drought-stricken farmers was "a hand up", not a handout. 

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.

Agriculture and policy experts will gather on June 3 to explore research directions that will ensure profitable farming in Australia in a period of great change and opportunity.

Efforts to reduce livestock methane emissions in Australia received a major boost with the launch of a new research cluster led by the University of Melbourne and drawing on expertise from five other Australian universities, researchers in Canada and the CSIRO’s Sustainable Agriculture Flagship.

Dookie College, Australia’s premier agricultural college will celebrate 125 years of education and research this weekend with two days of alumni reunion activities.