Researchers have discovered a new gene in barley and wheat that controls the angle of root growth in soil, opening the door to new cereal varieties with deeper roots that are less susceptible to drought and nutrient stress, thus mitigating the effects of climate change.
Weeds cost Australian farmers more than $5 billion annually, but researchers from the University of Adelaide and La Trobe University have discovered a way to potentially stop them dead in their tracks.
A team of international researchers, led by Waite Research Institute researcher Scott Boden, has discovered a way to produce higher quality wheat. Read more about the discovery and the Science Advances publication
Low and no-alcohol wine products could bring more than 500 jobs and add $64 million a year to South Australia’s economy with the Marshall Liberal Government investing nearly $5 million to turbo charge the sector locally. The first step in the delivery of this project will be the establishment of a research facility at the University of Adelaide’s Waite campus.
Read more about the entomophagy study recruiting people to participate in a descriptive sensory panel to complete profiling for dehydrated, boiled, deep-fried and roasted farm-raised edible insects.
Welcome to the Waite
This website is the online portal to the Waite Campus, the largest concentration of agricultural research and teaching expertise in the Southern Hemisphere. Established in 1924 and located at Urrbrae in Adelaide, South Australia, ‘The Waite’ is a co-located partnership of 15 complementary organisations and centres engaged in world-class Research and Development in plant, agricultural, food, wine and natural resources science.
In an increasingly food-insecure world with serious climate and economic challenges facing us, the vision of Peter Waite, to harness science in support of agricultural productivity, has never been more important or relevant.
The Waite is a world-renowned brand in agricultural research and education, and a leading centre of Australian research capability in wine, grains, soil and plant breeding.
The aim of this website is to bring together in one place the relevant information, including key contacts and links, from across the organisations based at the Waite Campus for our various stakeholder groups. We trust you will find it useful.
Join Professor Andreas Stahl from the Julius Kuehn-Institute (JKI) for a two-part seminar.Feb 9, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
evokeAG 2023 will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Read more about this upcoming event.Feb 21 - Feb 22
As part of evokeAG 2023, the University of Adelaide will be opening their doors at North Terrace and...Feb 23, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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