Wine sensory participants wanted

Waite researchers from the School of Ag, Food and Wine and the ARC Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production invite you to join a wine descriptive analysis sensory study

Counting down to Australia’s top mildew resistant vines

CSIRO researchers at Waite are one step closer to discovering the nation’s top mildew resistant vines

Research to investigate smoke taint from crop burn-offs on wine

The question of whether smoke from stubble burning has any effect on wine grapes will be tested as part of new research being conducted in South Australia’s wine regions.

Congratulations to SARDI Achievement Awards winners

SARDI staff from across the campus came together last Friday to recognise and celebrate the individuals and teams who have made exceptional contributions to SARDI, industry and the community during 2018

Upgrade to soil testing centre

A $1.8 million upgrade to SARDI’s Molecular Diagnostics Centre (MDC) will allow growers and researchers to dig deeper to manage risks posed by soil and stubble borne diseases through improved soil testing capacity

Research focus group seeks Chinese wine consumers

We are recruiting Chinese wine consumers (age 18 years old and above) who travel internationally and enjoy visiting or would like to visit wine regions-particularly Australian ones, to take part in a research focus group

CSIRO’s Precision Agriculture Tools (PAT) now available

Precision Agriculture Tools (PAT) are a suite of tools developed by CSIRO for Precision Agriculture/Viticulture data analysis. PAT is a plugin for Quantum Geographic Information System (QGIS), a free and open-source desktop geographic information sys…

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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.

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Fall into Bioinformatics – training event- A free 3-day bioinformatics training workshop “Fall Into Bioinformatics” will be offered by the Bioinformatics Hub and the Bioinformatics Interest Group of SA (BIG-SA). Dates are 15-17 April. The course is intended to be taken as a whole, howe...
Nominate now for the 2019 SA Science Excellence Awards- Nominations for South Australia’s most prestigious science awards are open. If you’ve made an outstanding contribution to science and research, get the recognition you deserve. The SA Science Excellence Awards showcases the critical impo...
2019 Tall Poppies – nominations now open- The Tall Poppy Campaign was created in 1998 by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS) to recognise and celebrate Australian intellectual and scientific excellence. Nominations are invited until 10th April 2019.
Major General Hon Michael Jeffery visit to Waite- The National Soils Advocate, former Governor-General Major General The Honourable Michael Jeffery, visited the Waite precinct on Friday 15 March to meet soil researchers and HDR students as well as A/Professor Luke Mosley, current President of Soil S...
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Replacement of North and South roofs Plant Research Centre- Works to replace the polycarbonate roofing on the North and South atria of the Plant Research Centre will commence Monday 25th March and take approximately 8-10 weeks to complete.
WRI office relocation to ThincLab Waite- The Waite Research Institute office is relocating from Level 1 in the Plant Research Centre to the first floor of the new ThincLab Waite space in the Hannaford Building (between Lirra Lirra and the Southern Barns)
Snake spotted on campus- A young brown snake has been sighted in the northern garden bed area of Wine Innovation Central
Pilates mat classes at Waite- Build a strong foundation with Pilates at Waite! Monday’s @ 12:15pm
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