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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 productivity through improved pollination and increased biodiversity through revegetation with native plants. (more…)

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The recipients of the 2017 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry have been announced at the ABARES Outlook 2017 conference dinner on 7 March. The Science Awards recognise big ideas from young rural innovators that contribute to the success of Australia’s agriculture sector.

Recipients have each been granted funding to undertake a project on an emerging scientific issue or innovative activity over the next twelve months. The Awards aim to encourage science, innovation and technology in rural industries and help to advance the careers of young scientists and innovators through national recognition of their research ideas.

This year, the recipients of two of the eleven Awards are researchers right here at the Waite. (more…)

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Dr Jennifer Gardner OAM retired last week after more than 30 years of invaluable contribution to the Waite Historic Precinct in her position as Curator of the Waite Arboretum, creative developer of the Urrbrae House Gardens and custodian of the Waite Conservation Reserve

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Applications invited for a PhD project with the ARC Wheat Hub focusing on germplasm development of wheat for genetic diversity

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For the third year, the School of Agriculture Food and Wine hosted a delegation of students from the Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University in the Shaanxi Province, China

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Congratulations to Colin Rivers from the Fertiliser Technology Research Centre, on his best poster award (Australian) at the Joint NZ Society of Soil Science and Soil Science Australia Conference

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Dr Jennifer Gardner from the University of Adelaide School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, has been awarded a Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia for service to conservation and the environment

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Olivia Cousins, one of the Adelaide-Nottingham PhD students, won the student poster prize at a joint conference between Soil Science Australia and New Zealand Soil Science Society

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Applications are invited for fully funded 4-year PhD studentships in the Joint Doctoral Training Partnership between the Universities of Adelaide and Nottingham

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Congratulations to Dr Jayakumar Bose and PhD student Joanne Gambetta from the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine here at the Waite, who were among the winners of the Faculty of Sciences Awards for 2016

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