Plant discovery opens frontiers

University of Adelaide researchers at the Waite campus have discovered a biochemical mechanism fundamental to plant life that could have far-reaching implications for the multibillion dollar biomedical, pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnology industries

Aussie rootstocks make their debut

A recently released study by CSIRO Agriculture and Food focused on breeding and selecting new locally adapted rootstocks has had resounding success, with three new rootstocks to be released

Red Wine Consumers Required

We are still looking for Red Wine Consumers to fill the last few spots for next week’s Red Wine Tasting. Hurry be quick, incentives apply!

The APPF appoints new Executive Director

The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility has appointed Dr Susie Robinson as Executive Director to drive future success.

New leadership for food sciences research

South Australia’s multi-billion-dollar food industries will benefit from new scientific leadership in the state. Dr Maria Saarela has been named Research Director, Food Sciences at the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), in…

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.

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….

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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.


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2019 Australasian Plant Pathology Society Conference- Honours students, Masters and PhD candidates are invited to apply for a bursary to assist with registration fees for the conference. Call for abstracts and conference registration is now open.
3 Minute Thesis 2019- Calling all Waite postgraduate students: registrations are now open for the 3 Minute Thesis competition!
Plant discovery opens frontiers- University of Adelaide researchers at the Waite campus have discovered a biochemical mechanism fundamental to plant life that could have far-reaching implications for the multibillion dollar biomedical, pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnology industries
Rainwater harvesting @ Waite- Ecoversity funding has been obtained to install rain water tanks to provide irrigation to the undercover plant growth facility behind Plant Genomics Centre
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Massage therapist at Waite- Kath Keziah is a remedial massage therapist with over 20 years experience. Kath is usually at Waite on Thursdays - book an appointment now!
Compost your packaging from Beltana Cafe- Beltana Cafe at Waite campus is the first University of Adelaide cafe to provide 100% compostable packaging. The containers might look like plastic, but all packaging – including coffee cups and lids, and ‘bio plastic’ tubs....
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
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