Wine sensory participants wanted

Waite researchers from the School of Ag, Food and Wine invite you to join a wine sensory study this Friday 23rd February. It will only take a few minutes!

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A little water can go a long way when battling heatwaves

It appears that how you use water is more important than how much you use when trying to protect grapevines from the impact of heatwaves.

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Postgraduate opportunities in wine research

Interested in basic or applied research in the Australian wine industry? Postgraduate research opportunities are currently available to join the ARC Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production.

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Asian pork consumers wanted – get paid to taste pork!

Do you consume pork at least once a month? Do you work at least casual or part time? Are you from an Asian background?

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Wine Tasters wanted!

CSIRO researchers are conducting a trial testing methods to control the timing of grape berry ripening. They need you to help with tastings of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Open flower for wheat seed production

New research at The University of Adelaide Waite campus has found that a plant survival mechanism observed in wheat and barley flowers may be exploited to promote cross-pollination.

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Waite In the Spotlight 2017

Who is GutWoman and what is her superpower? What determines how wine feels in your mouth? Do you really know where your food comes from? How can nerds with insect nets protect your food? What is genome editing and is it safe? Videos from Waite in the Spotlight 2017 are now available

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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.


More events
Agricultural Education Symposium - The Waite will host the Agricultural Education Symposium on 21-22 June 2018! Abstract submissions and registrations are now open!
2018 Agronomy Travel Award for Junior Investigator - The aim of the award is to encourage and motivate young researchers in the field of agronomy. Applications close 30 April 2018
On trees, bees and the importance of managed hives in lucerne - Preliminary data indicate that twice as many honey bees have been found foraging on lucerne in close proximity to native vegetation that included old eucalypts, than at field edges that lacked native vegetation
Wine sensory participants wanted - Waite researchers from the School of Ag, Food and Wine invite you to join a wine sensory study this Friday 23rd February. It will only take a few minutes!
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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.
Winery items for sale - The winery at Waite has some winemaking items for sale including barrels, plastic tanks a basket press and de-stemmer
Compactus shelving systems available - The Plant Accelerator has two Compactus Shelving systems available if they would be of any use to someone on 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.


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