Waite Research Stories
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
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
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
A team of scientists from the University of Adelaide, Australian Plant Phenomics Facility and Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg have identified beneficial alleles from wild barley that can be used for improving drought tolerance
As vintage winds up across much of Australia, AWRI researchers are also starting to pack up their high vis vests and safety boots, as they finalise a range of vintage trials
‘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.
Waite researchers have identified new genetic markers linked to pollination traits in male wheat plants including plant height, anther size, spikelet number and spike length. This finding provides potential target selection markers for hybrid wheat breeding programs.