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AFW Prize winners for 2016

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

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Visiting International Winemaker lends expertise to Waite students

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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Sodicity- and salinity-tolerant oat varieties set for field trials

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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Science Meets Parliament 2017

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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Getting to the root of plant zinc health

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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Planting native vegetation for productive crops

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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Waite researchers honoured in Science and Innovation Awards

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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PhD position available

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

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Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University study visit to Waite

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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Fertiliser work wins accolade for Colin Rivers

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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