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Registrations now open for Waite in the Spotlight

Interested in agriculture, ag science and the future of food? Then this free public event is for you! Registrations are now open for Waite in the Spotlight, an afternoon of TEDx-style talks celebrating the diversity of research at the Waite and exploring science, plants and the future of food!

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From Waite to the United Nations for PhD student

PhD candidate Jana Phan awarded prestigious internship at the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations.

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Eyes on a future in Ag for Jana

First year Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences student Jana Dixon is the proud recipient of three prestigious scholarships to support young people who are passionate about agriculture. In the past few months she has been awarded the Lois Harris Scholarship by the Agricultural Bureau of SA, the Playford Trust Regional Science and Engineering Scholarship, and an […]

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Speed dating – parliament style!

State members of parliament and agricultural scientists discussed the opportunities and threats for boosting the SA economy at Science meets Parliament speed dating.

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Did ancient farmers choose beer over food?

University of Adelaide researchers, along with collaborators in Japan, have discovered the “snooze button” in barley – a gene involved in the “waking up” process that is important for beer production.

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Weed stems ripe for biofuel

A weedy plant found on the roadside in northern Australia has stems ripe for biofuel production.

Scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls at the University of Adelaide’s Waite Campus have discovered that a variety of sorghum growing wild in Australia, Arun, has the potential to yield over 10,000 litres of bioethanol per hectare per year.

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Innovation in Agriculture: Ag Institute Australia State Conference

The Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda and its implications for agriculture were the focus of the Ag Institute Australia’s South Australian State Conference held at the Waite Campus last week. Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel was joined by Mr Rowan Ramsey MP, Federal Member for Grey and the Chair of the recent Inquiry […]

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