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.

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.

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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.

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.


WRI Showcase visual competition finalists - The WRI Showcase is looking for the best science communication video, have a look at our finalists here!
WRI Showcase registrations close Monday November 29 - Registrations for the WRI Showcase held on December 6 at the National Wine Centre will close on Monday November 29.
Waite Research Institute Showcase Visual Competition: Deadline extended to Monday 22 November - The WRI Showcase this year is looking for the best photo or video on your research! Prizes to be won for the quick snap of your petri dish, vineyard views and fields of grain.
IFAMA start-up competition - The international organisation ‘IFAMA’ runs a well-established and successful annual global business case competition which teaches the skills, tools and techniques for business analysis, strategy, and communication. Undergrad and Post grad students are encouraged to take part in the competition!
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Black Friday sale AU Sport & Fitness - The AU Sport & Fitness hub is holding a Flash Sale this weekend only.
Urrbrae house Christmas giving tree - Urrbrae house is a collection point for contributions to Foodbank's 2021 Christmas Food Drive between November 29 and December 15.
Pilot Project Invitation: X-ray Computed Tomography phenotyping platform - The APPF invites expressions of interest from plant scientists wishing to undertake pilot projects using the new X-ray CT phenotyping system. 
Waite Community Garden - The Waite Community Garden is looking for keen gardeners!
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ARC TCIWP  Plant-Energy-Biology WIC wheat hub

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