Dookie Diary: Updates from our agricultural campus

A new column showcases the teaching, research and people at our Dookie campus.

The Dookie Diary column, by Dookie Professor in Residence Timothy Reeves, is published monthly in the local Country News supplement, distributed with newspapers in the Goulburn Valley and Southern Riverina regions.

Professor Reeves, a distinguished international leader in agricultural research and development, joined the University to teach and mentor the growing number of researchers and students based at Dookie campus in the Goulburn Valley.

“About 10 years ago there were only 30 or so students who enrolled for our agriculture degree, in line with a nationwide downward trend,” Professor Reeves writes.

“However, in recent years this has changed dramatically, with our first-year enrolments in 2019 now more than 200 for the Bachelor of Agriculture degree, plus a further 140 who are enrolled [in the first year of] our veterinary degree.”

Each Dookie Diary column also profiles one of the researchers based at the Dookie campus. In May, the subject was Muhammad Jamal Khan, who is working with Dr Graham Brodie on using microwaves to destroy seeds of herbicide resistant weeds in the soil before crops are planted.

Read the rest of Professor Reeves’ Dookie Diary on PressReader.