Research centre to grow space food expertise
Read more about the newly announced ARC Centre of Excellence in Plants for Space (P4S), led by the University of Adelaide.
Straightening out kinky roots captures carbon and avoids drought stress
Researchers have discovered a new gene in barley and wheat that controls the angle of root growth in soil, opening the door to new cereal varieties with deeper roots that are less susceptible to drought and nutrient stress, thus mitigating the effects of climate change.
New herbicidal compounds may provide major boost for Aussie farmers
Weeds cost Australian farmers more than $5 billion annually, but researchers from the University of Adelaide and La Trobe University have discovered a way to potentially stop them dead in their tracks.
Higher wheat yields and protein content on the horizon
A team of international researchers, led by Waite Research Institute researcher Scott Boden, has discovered a way to produce higher quality wheat. Read more about the discovery and the Science Advances publication
‘Lifestyle’ wines could deliver hundreds of jobs to SA
Low and no-alcohol wine products could bring more than 500 jobs and add $64 million a year to South Australia’s economy with the Marshall Liberal Government investing nearly $5 million to turbo charge the sector locally. The first step in the delivery of this project will be the establishment of a research facility at the University of Adelaide’s Waite campus.
New research puts bugs to the taste test
Read more about the entomophagy study recruiting people to participate in a descriptive sensory panel to complete profiling for dehydrated, boiled, deep-fried and roasted farm-raised edible insects.
Plants4Space: the future of food
Read the full article on Plants4Space written by Matthew Gilliham for Food Australia Journal
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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.
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Let Our Songs Speak for Us
Let Our Songs Speak for Us is the latest University of Adelaide Library exhibition that tells the st...Mar 14, 10:00 am - Jun 2, 4:00 pm
Fulbright Scholarship information session
Hear about the opportunities available for Australian postdoctoral researchers and academics through...Jun 6, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Visiting Scientist Seminar – Prof Benjamin Schulz
Prof Benjamin Schulz will be visiting Waite on Thursday 8th June to present a seminar, 'Systems biol...Jun 8, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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