ASPS 2018 Peter Goldacre Award for Dr Caitlin Byrt

Congratulations to Dr Caitlin Byrt who is the recipient of The Australian Society of Plant Scientists (ASPS) prestigious 2018 Peter Goldacre Award, one of the premier research awards from ASPS.

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3 Minute Thesis 2018

Calling all Waite postgraduate students: registrations are now open for the 3 Minute Thesis competition!

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Plant research infrastructure to receive $2.6 million

Plant research at the University of Adelaide will benefit from a $2.6 million research infrastructure investment announced today.

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AWRI helps bring the world’s oldest surviving beer back to life

Created in partnership with the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston and the Australian Wine Research Institute in Adelaide, James Squire is set to release perhaps its most rare and special beer to date

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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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Position available: University Postdoctoral Fellow - This role will involve working on a project investigating the impacts of cover crops on soil ecology in viticultural systems in some of Australia’s iconic wine regions.
Research to help inform wine tourism in the Riverland - Wine sensory researchers in from the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine are collaborators on a project to highlight the appeal of Australian wine regions to the international market
Agricultural Education Symposium - The Waite will host the Agricultural Education Symposium on 21-22 June 2018! Applications for the Australian University Agriculture Education Award for Excellence in Teaching 2018 close on 1 June, and early bird registration closes 2 June.
Adelaide Protein Group Student Awards - The Adelaide Protein Group (APG) invites you to their annual Student Awards event.
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Power disruption to Plant Research Centre Wednesday 23 May - Due to essential maintenance on the main electrical system, there will be no mains power supply to the Plant Research Centre from 10.00 pm Wednesday 23 May to 1.00 am Thursday 24 May.
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.
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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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