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Soil salinity severely impacts crop growth and yield. Within minutes of exposure to salt, cell expansion, leaf expansion, photosynthesis, transpiration and tillering are reduced. When salts accumulate to toxic concentrations in the shoot, especially in older leaves, a secondary inhibition of growth occurs through damage to the plant’s metabolism and ion imbalances. These effects occur weeks to months following salt application. (more…)

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The Grosset Gaia Fund was established in 2009 and is a capital fund which donates its income to charitable organisations supporting youth, arts and the environment.  Jeffrey Grosset is an alumnus of the University of Adelaide (Roseworthy 1983), is a Director of the Grosset Gaia Fund and owner of Grosset Wines.  The Grosset Gaia Fund is committed to creating transformational change through education.

We are seeking expressions of interest from students considering study towards a PhD (or Masters) degree in the chemistry or sensory development of wine under new and different bottle closure systems. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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

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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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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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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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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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