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Agricultural Technology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 15 Agricultural Technology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

A PhD in Agricultural Technology is an exciting and innovative field of study that combines the principles of agriculture with cutting-edge technology to revolutionize the way we produce and manage our food.

What's it like to study a PhD in Agricultural Technology?

Studying a PhD in Agricultural Technology offers a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of agricultural innovation. You will have the chance to explore and develop new technologies that can enhance crop yields, improve resource efficiency, and mitigate the environmental impact of agriculture.

During your PhD, you will engage in extensive research, working closely with experts in the field. You will have access to state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities, allowing you to conduct experiments and analyze data to develop innovative solutions. Additionally, you may have the opportunity to collaborate with industry partners, further enhancing the practical application of your research.

Entry requirements for a PhD in Agricultural Technology

To pursue a PhD in Agricultural Technology, you will typically need a strong academic background in a related field, such as agricultural sciences, engineering, or computer science. A minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree is usually required, although specific requirements may vary between universities.

PhD in Agricultural Technology funding options

Funding for PhDs in Agricultural Technology may be available from various sources, including governments, universities and charities, business or industry. See our full guides to PhD funding for more information.

PhD in Agricultural Technology careers

A PhD in Agricultural Technology opens up a wide range of career opportunities. Graduates can work in research and development roles, both in academia and industry, focusing on developing and implementing new technologies in agriculture. You may find yourself working for agricultural technology companies, government agencies, or research institutions.

With the increasing demand for sustainable and efficient agricultural practices, there is a growing need for experts in Agricultural Technology. Graduates can contribute to the development of precision farming techniques, smart irrigation systems, drone technology for crop monitoring, and much more. The skills and knowledge gained during your PhD will equip you to make a significant impact in addressing global food security challenges and shaping the future of agriculture.

In conclusion, pursuing a PhD in Agricultural Technology offers a unique opportunity to combine your passion for agriculture with cutting-edge technology. It is a field that holds immense potential for innovation and impact, and can lead to a rewarding and fulfilling career in the agricultural sector.

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Understanding the soil microbiome under controlled light conditions

Our research group is working within a consortium that is testing semi-transparent solar installations on crop growth-houses, to enhance biological and financial resilience in protected farming. Read more

Ensuring a social license to operate for the use of RNA based bio pesticides for agriculture

The Australia Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP) Research Hub for Sustainable Crop Protection is taking on the global challenge of transforming crop protection technology by delivering non-GM, non- toxic RNAi based fungicides for specific fungal diseases of crops. Read more

Control of renewable energy / mechatronic / robotic systems

These projects are open to students worldwide, but have no funding attached. Therefore, the successful applicant will be expected to fund tuition fees at the relevant level (home or international) and any applicable additional research costs. Read more

MSc by Research: Signaling pathways controlling epidermal development in cereals

Plants living on land face brutal threats from pests, dehydration and temperature. To survive and thrive, land plants evolved a waxy ‘cuticle’ and distinctive epidermal cells such as gas pores and defensive barbs. Read more

MSc by Research: Jasmonate control of barley development

From the earliest farmers to modern plant breeders, humans have continually modified the body plan of cereals, sometimes drastically, to generate higher grain yields. Read more

MSc by Research: The Generation Gap – understanding tissue communication during grain development

Cereal grain provides more calories than any other source to our diet, making grain production vital to food security. We study grain development in barley, a globally important cereal, and a powerful genetic model system. Read more

MSc by Research: Regulation of Architecture in Barley

Plant architecture, or body plan, plays a key role in determining grain yield of crop plants. However, we have little understanding of the molecular genetic basis of architecture in the temperate cereals such as barley (Hordeum vulgare L.), especially in comparison to the warm weather crops such as rice (Oryza sativa). Read more

MSc by Research: Genetic interactions and novel genes that regulate lignin biosynthesis and straw quality in barley

Lignin is a major component of plant cell walls, and has a significant influence on the digestibility and uses of plant biomass. The lignin biosynthesis pathway has been one of the most intensively studied. Read more

Crop Type Classification Using Optical Remote Sensing

Crop type mapping at the field level is necessary for a variety of applications in agricultural monitoring and food security. In this thesis, the goal is to develop a suitable deep neural network architecture that could detect different crop types in remote sensing images. Read more

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Our research seeks to understand the impact of social, environmental, and economic changes on society, drawing on this understanding to contribute to the better design and planning of spaces and places. Read more
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