Jill Bauer awarded STEMM Educator of the Year at SA Science Excellence and Innovation Awards

The STEMM Educator of the Year Award recognises effective teachers who are critical to successful STEMM education. Click here to read more.

Research centre to grow space food expertise

Read more about the newly announced ARC Centre of Excellence in Plants for Space (P4S), led by the University of Adelaide.

Straightening out kinky roots captures carbon and avoids drought stress

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. 

New herbicidal compounds may provide major boost for Aussie farmers

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.

Higher wheat yields and protein content on the horizon

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

‘Lifestyle’ wines could deliver hundreds of jobs to SA

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.

New research puts bugs to the taste test

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.


Sugar permeation discovered in plant aquaporins - University of Adelaide researchers have observed sucrose transport in plant aquaporins for the first time. Click here to read the full media release.
Dr Tatiana Soares da Costa awarded Peter Goldacre Award - We share in congratulating Dr Soares da Costa, who was presented with the Peter Goldacre award at ASPS 2023. Click here to learn more.
A/Prof David Jeffery awarded Stephen Cole Award - We share in congratulating A/Prof David Jeffery who was awarded a Stephen Cole Award for Excellence in HDR supervisory practice. Click here to learn more.
End Food Waste Australia: Uniting forces to halve food waste in Australia by 2030 - Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (FFWCRC) and Stop Food Waste Australia (SFWA) have announced their new unified brand: End Food Waste Australia. Click here to learn more.
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Applications open February 2024: Medical Research Future Fund NCRII – 2023 Innovative Trials - Click here to learn more about the Medical Research Future Fund NCRII 2023 Innovative Trials Grant Opportunity.
Foodbank Christmas Food Drive at Urrbrae House - Our Christmas Tree is up and Urrbrae House is again a collection point on the Waite campus for contributions to Foodbank’s annual Christmas Food Drive. Click here for more information.
Applications open: AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship - Applications are open for the 2024 AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship, open to students enrolled in their last two years of an agriculture-related undergraduate degree. Click here for more information.
White and red wine research tastings - Are you interested in participating in a wine tasting for research? Learn more about tasting sessions running at the Waite Campus in the first week of December. 
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