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UWA Media Release

Updated: Jul 30, 2021

Using black soldier fly technology to develop solutions for agricultural waste management.

Project leader Dr Sasha Jenkins from UWA’s School of Agriculture and Environment and The UWA Institute of Agriculture said black soldier fly farming was an emerging industry that provided a low-cost waste management solution for farmers.

“Black soldier flies feed on agricultural waste, and the resulting larvae and their excrement is rich in protein,” Dr Jenkins said.

“Through black soldier fly farming, farmers can convert agricultural waste into high-quality fertilisers and potential protein sources for livestock feed.”


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