GRDC Acid Soils PhD Scholarship

Join the University of Adelaide and be part of the GRDC SA Acid Soils investment: “New knowledge and practices to address top- and sub-soil acidity under minimum tillage cropping systems of South Australia”

$11 million in new infrastructure funding to boost Adelaide research facility

The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) in Adelaide has secured a major infrastructure funding boost from a combination of Federal and State Government sources.
Bioplatforms Australia, which manages investment funding through the Australian Gov…

Proposed changes to GM food crop moratorium: public consultation

Feedback is being sought on a proposed recommendation to lift the moratorium on growing GM Food Crops in SA. Written submissions must be received by 30 September.

Joint research partnership set to grow primary industries in SA

The Marshall Liberal Government and University of Adelaide have officially launched a significant partnership to attract greater investment into South Australia and deliver greater economic benefits to the state’s primary industries sector.

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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Applications open: Conventions Adelaide Grant Awards 2019 - Grants of up to $10,000 are available to academic, research or professional staff working within South Australian Institutions to strengthen the destination’s ability to attract major international conventions
Meet the People of Waite: Yuriy Onyskiv - Yuriy Onyskiv is a Technical Assistant who has helped build many of the polytunnels, irrigation systems and bird-proof enclosures on Campus. He emigrated from the Ukraine over 12 years ago and also plays the cimbalom!
AgEducation Symposium 2019 - The 2nd AgEd Symposium for Agricultural Educators will be held at the University of New England, Armidale on 3-4 December. Abstracts close 19 September for posters and presentations.
A tool to overcome the challenges of green plant segmentation in hyperspectral images - Dr Huajian Liu, from the APPF’s Adelaide node, has developed a one-class support vector machine classifier combined with a pre-processing method named ‘hyper-hue’ to segment green plant pixels in hyperspectral images.
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Daffodil Day this Friday, August 23 - This Friday, August 23, is the Cancer Council Daffodil Day Appeal. To help support this great cause, fresh daffodils or Cancer Council merchandise can be purchased from the reception areas on level 1 and 2 of the Plant Research Centre. Donations wil...
Self-service library trial at Waite Campus - The Waite Campus Library will begin a trial self-service library initiative in Semester 2, 2019. Beginning Monday 29 July, the library will require University ID card access for students and staff.
Food Drive at Urrbrae House - Urrbrae House is doing a mid-winter Food Drive for Foodbank, which helps Australians facing food insecurity. Donate items from 15 July - 5 August 2019.
Illustrator for Hire - Enhance your document with a hand-drawn Illustration. Claudia Tregoning is a local illustrator offering ‘old-school’, hand drawn artwork services for reproduction to the Waite Campus community
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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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