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The Australian Government has today announced $4,459,672 over five years in continued funding for the Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production here at Waite, under the Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research program.

Established under funding in the first round of the scheme in 2013, today’s announcement will enable the TC for Innovative Wine Production to build on the training and collaborative excellence of the past four years to mount a program of new industry-led projects to deliver outcomes to boost Australia’s competitiveness as a supplier of sustainably-produced premium branded wine to the world. (more…)

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Climate change, increased global population, scarcity of agricultural land and rapidly changing consumer preferences collectively present serious challenges to our future food security.

According to Associate Professor Kerry Wilkinson from the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, these food security issues will only be overcome by a shift in food consumption habits, particularly with respect to meat consumption.

The solution could lie with edible insects – and Dr Wilkinson is leading a research project focusing on consumer perceptions and attitudes towards a range of edible insects. (more…)

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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

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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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