Welcome to the Waite Campus blog, bringing you a regular feed of news items and notices about events from across the Waite Campus.
Most undergraduate students see their summer break as a chance to get away from their studies, but for a select group of students it is an opportunity to get a taste of a research career.
Fifteen University of Adelaide students were awarded 2017-18 Summer Research Scholarships at Waite. They each have spent a minimum of six weeks between December 2017 and February 2018 participating in a research project in areas such as viticulture, plant pathology, or plant genetics and breeding. (more…)
New research at The University of Adelaide Waite campus has found that a plant survival mechanism observed in wheat and barley flowers may be exploited to promote cross-pollination.
Wheat is a self-pollinating crop that produces seed when pollen from anthers fertilises the receptive ovary in the same flower of a single parent plant.
Hybrid wheat, where seed is produced from two different parent plants, requires cross-pollination which is rare in nature (normally <1%). (more…)
Together with Seednet, the University of Adelaide is pleased to announce the malting accreditation of Compass barley.
A collaborative project funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) is studying the potential for increasing the profitability and resilience of mixed crop and livestock systems in Cambodia and Laos through improved forage and fodder production and better use of water and nutrients
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has announced a major new investment aimed at strengthening and enhancing national and regional grains research outcomes. The GRDC has launched phase three of its Statistics for the Australian Grains Industry (SAGI) program which will involve the creation of four nodes across Australia to deliver an unprecedented level […]
A recent discovery by Australian scientists is likely to improve the sustainability of the Australian wine sector and significantly accelerate the breeding of more robust salt-tolerant grapevines. With funding from Wine Australia, a team of scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology at the University of Adelaide and CSIRO Agriculture and […]
The period of funding for the FOODplus Research Centre has come to an end and FOODplus wound up at the end of 2017. The substantial achievements of the Centre over the last nine years were celebrated at a function at Urrbrae House on 21 November.
The first commercial crop of an Australian durum wheat variety that was unsuccessful in its home country will be harvested in Chile in February. The licensing of the Yawa variety was finalised in a deal between the University of Adelaide and Chilean seed company Isopro late last year. The Yawa variety of durum wheat, which […]
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.
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!