Waite Arboretum Wildlife Orienteering Trail launched

What animals live in the Waite Arboretum, and where? The Waite Arboretum has recently launched a new Wildlife Orienteering Trail featuring 30 metal creatures from beetles and butterflies, to lizards, bats and koalas!

Yes, we’re in a ‘bee crisis’—just not entirely as you know it.

‘Save the bees’ from what? And how exactly? A bee crisis breakdown by Dr Katja Hogendoorn, senior bee researcher at the University of Adelaide’s School of Agriculture, Food and Wine.

Elite pollinator for hybrid wheat breeding

Waite researchers have identified new genetic markers linked to pollination traits in male wheat plants including plant height, anther size, spikelet number and spike length. This finding provides potential target selection markers for hybrid wheat breeding programs.

Lifting spirits: How you can get involved in the South Australian gin spike

If you’ve been living under a rock (of ice perhaps), you might have missed the spike in the South Australian spirit industry. Perhaps it’s appropriate then, that the new ‘Adelaide Gin’ was created at the University of Adelaide’s Waite campus….

Soil fungi may lead to ‘depressed’ plants

Research in a new paper shows that the interaction of plants and soil fungi – mycorrhiza – does not always benefit the plant.

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.


More events
Keith Phillips Photographic Exhibition – SA History Festival- A free exhibition of works by Keith Phillips (1898-1973) – a South Australian photographer with a keen eye for capturing the true essence of what he saw in the world with his camera. Urrbrae House - 2-23 May: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 10am-4pm
Waite Arboretum Wildlife Orienteering Trail launched- What animals live in the Waite Arboretum, and where? The Waite Arboretum has recently launched a new Wildlife Orienteering Trail featuring 30 metal creatures from beetles and butterflies, to lizards, bats and koalas!
Incubator Initiative connects early career researchers with Australia’s wine regions- Wine Australia is inviting early career researchers to apply for funding through the Incubator Initiative, a program that will fund a series of regionally focused research projects
New Barley Release- WI4896 is a new barley variety bred by the University of Adelaide that has just been named Leabrook (PBR 2017/197), with yield and agronomic data now available from the National Variety Trials website.
More news
Water supply interruption – Saturday 27th April 2019- There will be a small interruption to the water supply to the group of 10 buildings (WT48, 30, 75,03, 07), the group of 11 buildings (WT19, 51, 82,57, 54,59,83, 36,21, 23, 64), Plant Accelerator (WT40) and Wine Innovation Central (WT76) on Saturday m...
Repairs to external plaza in the Plant Research Centre- Repairs to the external structural movement joints in the plaza area of the Plant Research Centre will commence next Monday April 8th, continuing for approximately 8 weeks
Window cleaning – May and June- SA Window Cleaning has been engaged to perform both external & internal glass cleaning to various buildings at Waite Campus during May and June
Peter Waite Day 2019 – Bocce teams wanted!- ALL Waite campus staff are invited to attend this annual campus community-building event, 3pm – 5:30 pm on Friday 10 May in the gardens adjacent Urrbrae House
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Keryn Lapidge (Ph: 08 8313 7073 | e-mail: keryn.lapidge@adelaide.edu.au)

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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