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Monthly Archives: September 2017

$1.1 million for new research facilities at the Waite

GRDC funding for key infrastructure to enhance grains research at the Waite and create enduring profitability for grain growers

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Legume inoculant comparison: on-seed trumps in-furrow

On-seed application of peat slurry has provided the best nodulation, grain yield and nitrogen fixation in experiments comparing different methods of inoculating legumes. The research, conducted by Waite scientists with Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) funding, concluded that on-seed inoculation was “consistently superior” to in-furrow inoculation in terms of nodulation and crop productivity.

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Parish Pavilion bee house opened at Waite

On 4 September, in-between two hail storms, a new bee enclosure at Waite was opened. The enclosure has been named the ‘Parish Pavilion’ after Jo Parish, who is a driven honey bee researcher currently in the second year of her PhD in the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine here at Waite.

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Waite In the Spotlight 2017

This is a shared Waite Campus event featuring TEDx-style talks celebrating the diversity of research at the Waite and exploring how science can provide solutions to the big problems facing the world today. Called ‘Waite in the Spotlight’, this event will feature selected talks from a range of disciplines and by speakers from across the […]

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