Category: Waite Research Institute
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.
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!
Approximately 170 people from across the Waite and beyond enjoyed an entertaining insight into some of our research
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