Waite Research Stories
Water is a precious commodity in vineyards, and soon – thanks to an innovative new research project – growers will be able to account for every drop.
University of Adelaide wine researchers say their latest discovery may one day lead to winemakers being able to manipulate the acidity of wines without the costly addition of tartaric acid.
A joint project between SARDI and the University of Adelaide has developed lines of bread wheat with the potential to significantly improve adaptation to saline or sodic soils.
Sunscreen from mushroom waste and healthy skincare products from apples and berries could be first high value products to market from a new $11 million research consortium
Using light as a non-destructive analytical tool – both in the paddock to monitor crops and in the laboratory for trait discovery work – is a rapidly advancing area of technology development
The correct type of cover crop does not adversely affect grapevine yield and performance, a current research project has found.
Dr Huajian Liu, from the APPF’s Adelaide node, has developed a one-class support vector machine classifier combined with a pre-processing method named ‘hyper-hue’ to segment green plant pixels in hyperspectral images.
Using machine learning algorithms, infrared and near-infrared thermography data, the researchers were able to predict with 96 per cent accuracy whether the grapes were contaminated.
Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) partnerships are mutualisms between an estimated two-thirds of plants species and microscopic fungi that are ubiquitous in soils
South Australian winemakers are looking to Europe as the climate—and what drinkers want—is changing. Grapes don’t ripen the way they used to. As temperatures climb, they are getting sweeter faster….