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Australia is now the second biggest producer of almonds in the world, with most being exported to India.

The Waite-based Australian Almond Breeding Program has been a successful collaboration between the University of Adelaide and the Almond Board of Australia and it’s growers since 1997. Funded through Horticulture Innovation Australia, the program employs classical breeding and marker-assisted selection to breed new improved almond varieties to maintain a competitive edge in both local and overseas markets. (more…)

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2017 marks 50 years since Colin Rivers, Technical Officer with the Fertiliser Technology Research Centre (FTRC), started here at the Waite.

His passion for his work is amazing. Over the years, Colin has enjoyed helping hundreds of postgraduate students with their studies, has a dogged determination to solve problems and in recent years has produced many new laboratory granulated fertilizer formulations for the FTRC.

We invited Colin to reflect on his 50 years at the Waite. (more…)

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Plant scientist Dr Jayakumar Bose has been named a 2017 South Australian Tall Poppy in recognition of his work at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology at the University of Adelaide here at Waite, as well as his earlier scientific endeavours. The Young Tall Poppy Science Awards are presented annually […]

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The Waite Research Institute and School of Ag, Food and Wine recently hosted a public event at Urrbrae House combining wine and sound

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The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) celebrates the exciting research conducted by PhD students. Twelve Waite students participated in the School of Ag, Food and Wine heat.

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The University of Adelaide and The Orana Foundation, founded by chef Jock Zonfrillo, have announced a major new research partnership to support the development of an Australian native food industry. Waite research will play a key role in partnership projects centred on food flavours and plant production assessments.

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The Waite’s Professor Rachel Burton is among 30 female scientists and technologists named the first Superstars of STEM

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Congratulations to Dr Vanessa Melino and Dr Sunita Ramesh from the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine here at Waite, who are among ten recipients of the 2017 University of Adelaide Women’s Research Excellence Awards.

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Congratulations to Emeritus Professor Geoff Fincher and Dr Brian Richards on being recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for 2017

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Research by the School of Ag, Food and Wine has shown that consumers are much more influenced by wine label descriptions than previously thought.

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