Promising technology to combat smoke taint

Professor Kerry Wilkinson’s collaboration with a US winery on smoke taint mitigation is showing promising early results.

SA Hub will help build resilience to drought

The South Australian Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub is one of eight in Australia established by the Federal Government.

Research shows potential of gene editing in barley

An international team of plant scientists have shown the potential to rapidly improve the quality of barley grain through a genetic tool known as CRISPR or gene editing.

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.


NEW CENTRE TO TRAIN EXPERTS IN CROP RESILIENCE - Researchers from the Waite Campus are part of a new research centre that will train the next generation of scientists to develop more resilient crops.
SAVE THE DATE: WRI Research Showcase - Monday 6th December at The National Wine Centre
Early and Mid Career Fellowship available through the Waite Research Institute - The University of Adelaide are offering ten 3-year fellowships to support outstanding early and mid-career researchers in their transition to independence. Please see more details at the following link:
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Death cap mushroom warning - Death cap mushrooms have been found on the Waite campus. Please do not pick or eat wild mushrooms.
AWRI wine tasting study calling for participants - The Australian Wine Research Institute is seeking participants for a wine tasting study ... you don't need to be an expert!
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. The Waite website is powered by the Waite Research Institute.


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ARC TCIWP  Plant-Energy-Biology WIC wheat hub

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