Welcome to the Waite
This website is the online portal to the Waite Campus, the largest agricultural research and teaching precinct in the Southern Hemisphere. Established in 1924 and located at Urrbrae in Adelaide, South Australia, ‘The Waite’ is a co-located partnership of 12 complementary organisations and centres engaged in world-class R&D 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.
The Urrbrae House Christmas “Giving” tree in the Main Hall is once again a collection point for The Smith Family’s Christmas “Toy and Book Appeal” at the Waite Campus
For the next few weeks there will be a box of Christmas gifts available for purchase at the Aroma/Lirra Lirra café. This box comes from the Adelaide Day Centre for Homeless Persons and it contains cards and gift bags made by homeless men who attend …
The Urrbrae House rose garden is in full bloom at the moment so plan a visit to appreciate all the Waite campus has to offer
See inside historic Urrbrae House (built 1891). Free admission is by small group (maximum of 6) tours only with Covid-19 social distancing. Advance bookings are required.
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AT THE WAITE…
The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) awards a science bursary of $1,500 to a female graduate every year. Applications for the 2021 bursary are now open, and will close at the end of March 2021.
An international research collaboration, including scientists from the University of Adelaide’s Waite Research Institute, has unlocked new genetic variation in wheat and barley.
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