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Interested in basic or applied research in the Australian wine industry? Looking for a PhD or MSc in wine research?

Generous postgraduate research opportunities are currently available to join the Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production. These projects offer a unique opportunity to work on industry-linked projects with leading grape and wine researchers and wine industry partners. All projects include an industry placement component.

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Waite women winners in wine and innovation awards

Professor Eileen Scott was among the winners of the 2017 Australian Women in Wine Awards, and Dr Caitlin Byrt has won the 2017 Winnovation Award in the Science category

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Annual Postgraduate Symposium 2017

PhD students from across the Waite last month presented their research at the Annual Postgraduate Symposium. Prizes were also awarded for the best presentations in a number of categories.

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$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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What makes the best fertiliser?

Australian soils tend to be old and nutrient-poor meaning that farmers often need to use fertilisers on their crops to supply them with the nutrients essential to growth – such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. But what is the best source of phosphorus for plants? Is it better to use organic amendments such as animal […]

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Waite students shine at BeaCUR 2017

On Friday 18 August 2017 a group of second year Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology students presented the findings of a ground breaking study on ecological memory of drought stress at The University of Adelaide’s third annual Beacon Conference of Undergraduate Research (BeaCUR).

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Enhancing Livelihoods and Food Security from Agroforestry and Community Forestry in Nepal

Nepal is a beautiful and mountainous landlocked central Himalayan country with a population of 26 million – just over that of Australia. Sixty-six percent of the population derives their livelihoods through agriculture, tree resources and forest products. Nepal also struggles with high levels of hunger and poverty, with 41% of its population reportedly under-nourished and […]

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Going nuts for new almond varieties

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 […]

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