News & Events

Keep up to date with the latest news and announcements from the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine.

School news

Slowing the sugar rush to yield better grapes

Scientists have found a solution to manage the accelerated rate at which grapes ripen in warmer climates, which can result in poor colour and aroma development.  

New findings to boost barley yields at higher temps

Researchers identify a novel mechanism in barley plants which could help crop growers achieve high yields as temperatures rise.

The Federated States of Degradia

With almost a third of arable land classified as degraded, what can we do to reverse the rapid pace of degradation and can we do it in a way that benefits us?

Wine Industry Mentor Program announces new participants

Sixty-two early career professionals have been announced as the latest recruits to the Wine Industry Mentor Program.

Smokescreen: New tool for the wine industry to prevent smoke taint

Scientists and industry have teamed up to lead trials of new smoke taint protection technology, designed to save wine grapes from the crippling impact of bushfires.


School events

Waite Campus Orientation Day - Online

Settle into study and student life at our Waite campus with our welcome and orientation day.

STEM Careers Night – University of Adelaide

Online event: Connect the dots between our innovative degrees and your dream career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics!

Honours in Science Information Session

Learn about the discipline-based research or a broader professional skills pathway you can complete under the mentorship of the University of Adelaide's top scientists.

Welcome to Sciences: Open campus experience

About to start a science degree? Join us at North Terrace campus to discover where you will be studying in 2021 and what it's like to be a science student.

Sciences Orientation Day - Waite campus

Social and academic activities to prepare you for student life at our Waite campus.


Waite campus events calendar

Find out about public, staff and students events on at Waite campus.

Waite events

Staff news

Staff and students at Waite campus can keep up to date with what's happening within the school via the AFW Bulletin.

AFW Bulletin