News & Events

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

School news

Spaghetti and mud pies scoop 3-Minute Thesis final

The depth and diversity of research student projects in the Faculty of Sciences was once again on display at this week's final of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition.

Research giants team up to boost primary industries sector

Collaborative research will expand to embrace expertise in areas such as engineering, mathematics, computer science, big data, and machine learning, for the application of new technologies.

Why is the colour blue so rare in nature?

Blue is a very prominent colour on earth. But when it comes to nature, blue is very rare. Less than 1 in 10 plants have blue flowers and far fewer animals are blue.

Not all weeds are bad - Some may actually be good for Australian grasslands

Recent case studies have revealed an overall positive relationships between the diversity of native species and presence of weedy species, notably in Mediterranean Biome grasslands.

Do fruit tree nets impact the ability of bees to carry pollen?

Researchers to collaborate with industry to explore the effect of netting on beehive health, set and quality of apples.


School events

Public Lecture: Saving Biodiversity Through Transformative Change

AUGUST 13: This public forum focuses on the transformative change called for by the IPBES report which highlighted the critical importance of biodiversity to human well-being.

Food & wine in a changing climate: Waite in the Spotlight

Hear from Waite scientists about the impacts of a changing climate on the food we eat and wine we drink, and how their research is helping to ensure these industries can adapt.

Faculty of Sciences Welcome Session & Waite Campus Orientation (July)

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

Visiting Researcher Seminar: A/Prof David Nogués-Bravo

The Environmental Institute is proud to be supporting Associate Professor David Nogués-Bravo from the University of Copenhagen over the coming months.

Sciences Alumni Network Evening with Professor Rob Fitzpatrick

Join us for the Sciences Alumni Network evening in July with guest speaker Professor Rob Fitzpatrick.


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