Could eating moss be good for your gut?

An international team of scientists including the University of Adelaide has discovered a new complex carbohydrate in moss that could possibly be exploited for health or other uses.

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Apple spirit from cider pulp waste with the Hills Cider Company

A premium apple sprit made from leftover cider pulp is the goal of this collaboration between the Hills Cider Company and the University of Adelaide.

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Food Evolution screening

FOOD EVOLUTION, by Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy explores the controversy surrounding GMOs and food. Free screenings at both Waite and North Terrace campuses.

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Agriculture Reunion: Classes of 1994-1998

In the spirit of our old parties at Waite and Roseworthy campuses but perhaps with a little more sophistication, we’ll be kicking up our heels with fine wine, great food and stimulating conversation.

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New research centre to fight food waste

A new $133 million 10 year research centre will target food waste to improve the future sustainability and profitability of the Australian food industry.

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Human brain drug uncovers key to plant stress response

University of Adelaide research has discovered that drugs used in the treatment of certain brain disorders, including epilepsy, also alter the signalling process in plants under stress

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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.


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Bugging Out at the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility - What are ‘good bugs’? What is Integrated Pest Management? What is the APPF’s approach to a harmonious plant growth environment?
Yitpi Foundation Awards and Grants-in-Aid - Applications for Yitpi Foundation Awards and Grants-in-Aid are now being requested with a closing date of Monday 4th of June 2018.
Could eating moss be good for your gut? - An international team of scientists including the University of Adelaide has discovered a new complex carbohydrate in moss that could possibly be exploited for health or other uses.
Agricultural Education Symposium - The Waite will host the Agricultural Education Symposium on 21-22 June 2018! Abstract submissions have been extended to 7th May. Registration is FREE for University of Adelaide staff and students.
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Stormwater protection upgrade for Waite Building - Works will be undertaken from Monday 23rd April for approximately one week, in order to upgrade the stormwater protection for the Waite Building. Access to the southern courtyard will be restricted whilst the work is going ahead.
Vineyard and Orchard Access - All staff, students, collocated partners and visitors are asked to consider that the following protocols must be observed when entering Waite vineyard or orchard areas
Snake spotted near the Plant Research Centre - As the weather warms up there is always the possibility of snake sightings around Campus or during field activities.
Winery items for sale - The winery at Waite has some winemaking items for sale including barrels, plastic tanks a basket press and de-stemmer
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The Waite Campus of the University of Adelaide is an integrated research and teaching precinct that has been presented as a model for the collocation of agricultural research institutions and has established a track record for delivering value to industry through innovative research and quality education.


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