Waite Research Stories
50 year-old mystery in plant breeding solved
An international collaboration by researchers from the University of Adelaide’s Waite Campus, France and the Czech Republic has solved a half-century-old mystery in cereal plant breeding, discovering one of the key mechanisms of how wheat chromosomes pair and recombine during meiosis….
Are our soils healthy enough to grow our own food?
University of Adelaide researchers at the Waite campus have surveyed soil health across the Adelaide region to uncover the potential for food crops to be grown in an urban environment.
Wheat Hub Showcase – online now
An online Showcase for the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Wheat in a Hot and Dry Climate is now live. This is in place of the Wheat Hub’s Showcase event at the National Wine Centre which was unfortunately cancelled earlier this year due to Covid-19.
Shining a light on the issue of wine fraud
University of Adelaide wine researchers are developing a fast and simple method of authenticating wine – a potential solution against the estimated billions of dollars’ worth of wine fraud globally.
Using Image-based phenotyping to examine mixed pasture pots
An in-depth study of how mixed pastures respond to nutrient limitation was undertaken by Dr Kirsten Ball using the APPF’s high throughput, image-based phenotyping (HTP) facility at the Waite’s Plant Accelerator.
Droughts are threatening global wetlands: New study
University of Adelaide scientists highlight the many physical and chemical changes occurring during droughts that lead to severe, and sometimes irreversible, drying of wetland soils.
Potential new tool for frost screening in crops
Agricultural scientists and engineers at the University of Adelaide have identified a potential new tool for screening cereal crops for frost damage
TERN’s Kangaroo Island post-bushfire surveys to track ecosystem recovery
University of Adelaide scientists will investigate post-fire recovery rates and ecosystem resilience of Kangaroo Island’s bushfire affected areas, when they return to the island for fieldwork this month
OzBarley – from genome to phenome and back
A cross-NCRIS collaboration between the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) and Bioplatforms Australia (BPA) has been successful in securing investment worth $400k over two years from the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) for a high-impact Cross-NCRIS data partnership project called OzBarley.
Roots-soil interplay the new production frontier
Soil samples have been gathered from across Australia in hopes to create a step change lift in chickpea production.