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

Vines strike a pose for the new VitiCanopy app

The University of Adelaide VitiCanopy app has been updated! Read more about the user-friendly and intuitive updates that help grapegrowers manage their vineyards more effectively.

Serving up healthy plant-based food research with new flavour facility

Researchers from the University of Nottingham and University of Adelaide have joined forces to launch a new international food flavour facility to improve the taste of sustainable, healthy, plant-based food and ingredients.

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 canopy surveillance systems are set to ring in the age of precision viticulture - Researchers at the University of Adelaide have developed a new canopy surveillance system with more advanced computer vision.
A systematic review and meta-analysis of vineyard techniques used to delay ripening - A current review paper by researchers from the University of Adelaide discusses practices to delay grape ripening, to identify techniques to obtain grapes with a better sugar and phenolic balance. Find the link to the current review paper here, to be updated on the quantitative analysis used to understand vineyard operations to guide ripening delays.
University of Adelaide at Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference & Trade Exhibition - Come visit the University of Adelaide at the AWITC & Trade Exhibit to see what is happening in wine research, wine business and how you can engage with the University of Adelaide.
Soil carbon increases under cover crops - Read more of the latest research on planting cover crops directly underneath grapevines, to help mitigate the effects of climate change and improve land sustainability.
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  • Women of Waite Monthly Meet-Up

    Come along to meet up and connect with other women from the Waite Research Precinct at the monthly W...

    Jul 12, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Women of Waite Monthly Meet-Up

    Come along to meet up and connect with other women from the Waite Research Precinct at the monthly W...

    Aug 9, 10:00 am
  • Women of Waite Monthly Meet-Up

    Come along to meet up and connect with other women from the Waite Research Precinct at the monthly W...

    Sep 13, 10:00 am
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ICM Agrifood Award: Nominations closing soon - With an extended deadline of Wednesday 6 July, there is still time to nominate an individual breaking new ground in the technological sciences and engineering for the prestigious ICM Agrifood Award.
Research Officer position available working on pasture species for regional South Australia - The School of Agriculture, Food and Wine are seeking to appoint a Research Officer to collaborate with SARDI and farming system organisations to manage and implement a research project on pasture species for regional South Australia.
WRI EMCR Grant/Fellowship Writing Program 2022 - Due to the success of last year’s program, the Waite Research Institute will again be providing a Peer Mentoring for Grant and Fellowship Success program for early and mid-career researchers (EMCRs).
SAVE THE DATE: WRI Research Showcase - Monday 5th December 2022 at The National Wine Centre.
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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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