Want to learn more about all the innovative UWA research happening at Shenton Park Field Station? Register now for our 2022 Open Day!
The University of Western Australia is one of just two universities in the world to operate its own large-scale multipurpose research facility less than 7km from its doorstep. The UWA Shenton Park Field Station has served the science and agriculture industries of Western Australia for more than 60 years and is home to dozens of active research projects.
Many of these innovative projects will be showcased to members of the general public, industry, research and educational institutions at the 2022 Open Day on Friday 23 September.
- Aquaculture Facility: Adjunct Associate Professor Craig Lawrence and UWA PhD candidate Isobel Sewell will present on how black soldier fly larvae may assist in the aquaculture diets of three different aquatic species.
- Canola projects: Check out the screenhouses and hear from Professor Wallace Cowling and Dr Sheng Chen on their projects into the canola breeding program, and GRDC-funded canola heat tolerance project respectively.
- Future Green Solutions: Based at the Shenton Park Field Station, FGS‘s innovative technology utilises the black soldier fly to upcycle low-value organic waste into high-value products.
- Agricultural Engineering: Be among the first to visit Dr Andrew Guzzomi’s new Centre for Engineering Innovation: Agriculture & Ecological Restoration.
- Coastal & Offshore Engineering: Check out the 1900 m2 multipurpose hydraulics laboratory space which can simulate offshore environments ranging from the deep ocean to shallow water!
- Herbicide Resistance Technology: AHRI‘s Dr Roberto Busi will be showcasing the work he’s done to provide effective weed management strategies to stop annual ryegrass from developing herbicide resistance.
- Annual Legume Breeding Australia: A/Professor Phillip Nichols and Senior Research Officer Brad Wintle will update visitors on their latest research into breeding and selection of legumes.
- Biomedical Research & Study with SAgE: Visit pop-up info stalls to learn about UWA Animal Care Services, and get all the facts about studying agriculture and environment at UWA.
Limited parking available, however public transport is encouraged. Food and drinks available for purchase, including a coffee cart and fundraiser sausage sizzle run by Students of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (SNAGS). Please bring the essentials (such as a filled water bottle, sunscreen, hat, snacks).
Registration via EventBrite is essential. Groups of 10+ (such as schools) must also contact us directly.