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Native furrow bee pollinating canola photo M Edwards

University of Adelaide researchers have calculated that wild bees and other unmanaged insect pollinators contribute, on average, $22 million to the production of dryland seed lucerne annually.

They are now working to “future proof” these free crop pollination services to help build wild bee and other desirable insect populations. (more…)

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The following researchers at the Waite will share in funding announced last week under the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) National Competitive Grants Programme. Congratulations to all involved! (more…)

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1967Alumni

Every year, the University of Adelaide is proud to welcome back alumni to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their graduation. On Friday 20 October we celebrated the Class of 1967. Graduates were invited back to Bonython Hall for a Commemoration Ceremony followed by a Luncheon. This year, one of the 1967 Bachelor of Science (Agricultural […]

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Rachel Burton, AKA Gut Woman

Approximately 170 people from across the Waite and beyond enjoyed an entertaining insight into some of our research

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CoombeVineyard4

The viticulture and winemaking capacity of the Waite is set to grow with an expansion of the University of Adelaide’s Coombe vineyard now underway. An additional 0.75 hectares under grapevine cultivation will increase fruit availability for teaching and research, and increase stocks of later ripening varieties. Incorporation of new vineyard technologies means the latest in […]

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The University of Adelaide School of Agriculture, Food and Wine hosted a workshop and Awards presentation for entrants in the 2017 National Schools Wine Competition

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Wheat

Researchers from the University of Adelaide here at Waite have identified a naturally occurring wheat gene that, when turned off, eliminates self-pollination but still allows cross-pollination – opening the way for breeding high-yielding hybrid wheats

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soiljudging

A team of undergraduate and postgraduate students from the University of Adelaide recently placed 2nd in the 5th National Soil Judging Competition in Queensland

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A new report has found the structural and functional value of just half the trees in The University of Adelaide’s Waite Arboretum to be $13 million.

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Congratulations to Dr Caitlin Byrt who has won the 2017 Winnovation Award in the Science category. The awards were presented at an event on Friday 6th October as part of the 2017 Open State Festival. The Winnovation Awards showcase and celebrate the successes of female innovators changing the game in South Australia. They are an […]

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