New release of Waite Arboretum App

The new version has updated map and catalogue. The tree data of 1,255 specimens includes three new fields of environmental benefits derived from a 2017 iTree Eco analysis

Outstanding Achievement award for Rhiannon Schilling

Congratulations to Rhiannon Schilling who has won the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for ‘Excellence in Research – an award for an early career researcher’

Participants wanted for Cabernet Sauvignon wine tasting

Waite researchers from the School of Ag, Food and Wine are looking for wine consumers 18+ years old to take part in consumer tastings of Cabernet Sauvignon wines

Waite Highly Cited Researchers

The University of Adelaide is proud home to 12 of the world’s most influential researchers – including four from Waite – named among the Highly Cited Researchers 2019 from the Web of Science Group.

Uncovering the pathway to wine’s acidity

University of Adelaide wine researchers say their latest discovery may one day lead to winemakers being able to manipulate the acidity of wines without the costly addition of tartaric acid.

Bread wheat with high salinity and sodicity tolerance

A joint project between SARDI and the University of Adelaide has developed lines of bread wheat with the potential to significantly improve adaptation to saline or sodic soils.

Fundamentals of brewing science

Are you interested in producing high quality brews? Are you already in, or planning to join, the brewing industry? Enrol now in this short course for brewers and beer enthusiasts!

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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Scholarship for evokeAG event 2020 - The Centre for Entrepreneurial Agri-Technology is is sponsoring six Emerging Leaders from across Australia to attend the two-day agrifood tech event in Melbourne on the 18–19 February 2020. Applications close Monday 13 January.
New release of Waite Arboretum App - The new version has updated map and catalogue. The tree data of 1,255 specimens includes three new fields of environmental benefits derived from a 2017 iTree Eco analysis
Faculty of Sciences Awards 2019 – AFW Winners - Congratulations to Waite staff from the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine who were among the winners of the Faculty of Sciences Awards for 2019
New AgTech scholarship set to bear fruit - A new partnership between the State Government and the University of Adelaide to deliver an AgTech PhD scholarship is open for applications
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Christmas gifts supporting charity - For the next few weeks there will be a box of Christmas gifts available for purchase at the Aroma/Lirra Lirra café. This box comes from the Adelaide Day Centre for Homeless Persons and it contains cards and gift bags made by homeless men who attend ...
Teddy the Koala stays cool in the heat - During the extreme heat last week, Waite staff found our 17 year old Koala, Teddy, not coping too well
Urrbrae House closure over Christmas and January 2020 - Urrbrae House will be closed to visitors and for events from Friday, 20 December 2019 and re-open on Monday, 20 January 2020
Giving Tree at Urrbrae House - The Urrbrae House Christmas "Giving" tree in the Main Hall is once again a collection point for The Smith Family’s Christmas “Toy and Book Appeal” at the Waite Campus
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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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