New Australian varieties help fuel global almond boom

Australian-bred almond varieties developed at the University of Adelaide’s Waite campus are set to make their mark across the globe as growers look for ways to combat declining bee colonies.

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Chinese university link boosted with dual Masters in wine

The University of Adelaide has joined with the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China to offer a dual Masters degree in wine making and viticulture.

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Registrations for CRUSH now open

CRUSH is the key grape and wine science forum for early career researchers. It provides a unique opportunity to share the latest knowledge in viticulture and oenology research, and to network with industry peers and academics.

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Microbial research to improve agricultural productivity in Australia and China

A China-Australia Joint laboratory in Soil Ecological Health and Remediation has been established between the University of Adelaide and Shandong Academy of Sciences, China

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Unwrapping the brewing secrets of barley

University of Adelaide researchers have uncovered fundamental new information about the malting characteristics of barley grains. They say their finding could pave the way to more stable brewing processes or new malts for craft brewers.

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Monitoring the vineyard from all angles

CSIRO scientists at Waite are exploring how to effectively and efficiently use modern sensors to provide data to inform vineyard management strategies

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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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New Australian varieties help fuel global almond boom - Australian-bred almond varieties developed at the University of Adelaide's Waite campus are set to make their mark across the globe as growers look for ways to combat declining bee colonies.
Waite research to feature on ABC Catalyst - Several Waite researchers will featured in part 2 of Catalyst's "feeding Australia' series, to be broadcast this Tuesday 21 August at 8:30pm. Don't miss it!
Waite students win at University of Adelaide undergraduate research conference - Students from the School of Ag, Food and Wine were awarded the best poster presentation at The University of Adelaide Undergraduate Research Conference
Erinne wins soil scholarship to soak up world congress experience - Congratulations to Waite PhD student  Erinne Stirling who is this week sharing the stage with more than 2000 fellow soil scientists at the 21st World Congress of Soil Science (WCSS) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Davies Building Emergency Sewer Drain Replacement - Urgent works to replace 3 pipes to the Davies building commencing on 21st August will require closure of a section of Paratoo Rd between Waite Rd and Mulyungerie Rd for approximately 3 weeks
Wine barrels for sale - The Waite Winery has some wine barrels available for sale. Be quick as they will go very fast!
Power shut down building 29 WIC – Saturday 18 August - The power will be ’shut down’ (turned off) for about 1 hour per board in this area between 6am and 10am
New food truck on campus - We are pleased to welcome a new food truck to Campus on Thursdays. The Old School Bus specialises in gourmet savoury & sweet Jaffles, own blend locally-roasted coffee, sweet treats, traditional sodas, milkshakes and spiders.
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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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