Waite Research Stories
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….
A South Australian Grain Industry Trust (SAGIT) funded project has confirmed accuracy in plant measurements taken via drone imagery when compared with those taken with traditional methods, opening up a range of possibilities for the technology
Early research into ‘smart materials’ or magnetic nanoparticles to remove proteins and unwanted aromas has been promising – and researchers say the technology could potentially be used to remove other wine faults such as smoke or cork taint in …
Wine researchers at the University of Adelaide are investigating drought-tolerant grape varieties Xynisteri (white) and Maratheftiko (red) from Cyprus for their suitability for Australian conditions.
Variable water cycles have a greater impact on wheat growth and soil nitrogen response than constant watering
Research has found cycling water availability from wet to dry reduced plant growth in wheat more than maintaining a constant level of drought, suggesting plants, like people, struggle with change