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On Friday 12 May, the Waite Research Institute hosted Peter Waite Day in the Urrbrae House gardens.

Held each year on the Friday closest to Peter Waite’s Birthday (May 9), the afternoon is an opportunity for people from across the campus organisations to come together over a few drinks and celebrate being part of the Waite community.
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The School of Agriculture, Food and Wine’s high achieving students in the 2016 academic year were celebrated at a prize ceremony at Lirra Lirra on May 2nd.

Academic staff, award sponsors, family and friends were on hand to congratulate the following students on their outstanding achievements. Congratulations to you all! (more…)

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Presenters at the Innovative Teaching @ Waite Exhibition. (Left to right: Kerry Wilkinson, Ashlea Doolette and David Wilson)

The second Innovative Teaching @ Waite Exhibition was held on Thursday April 20 showcasing effective learning and teaching strategies integrated into undergraduate courses taught in the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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Chinese winemaker Zhang Jing recently spent a month at the Waite as the 2017 Visiting Winemaker, lending her experience and insight to the School’s viticulture and oenology students

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Oat varieties that have grown well in saline or sodic soils in a growth room and greenhouse screening study will now be tested under field conditions.

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Urgent works are being performed at Waite to trees located on Cross Road and Waite Road that have been identified as having high risk of structural failure.

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DECRA Fellow, Dr Jayakumar Bose, attended this year’s Science Meets Parliament – an annual event that brings 200 of Australia’s leading scientists and technologists together with parliamentarians.

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Sunlight and water are two obvious requirements essential for healthy growth of plants, but did you know that zinc is also a vital ingredient? Zinc is a critical nutrient in hundreds of enzyme systems which are necessary for normal plant function. Zinc is also critical for human health – in fact, zinc is involved in […]

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Native furrow bee pollinating canola photo M Edwards

The University of Adelaide, working with South Australian industry groups, is helping farmers and growers design and implement native plantings to support bee and other insect populations needed to pollinate their crops and orchards. This is the first such project in Australia – expected to be a win-win for both growers and biodiversity, with enhanced […]

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Congratulations to Waite researchers Dr Caitlin Byrt and Dr Natoiya Lloyd, recipients of the 2017 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

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