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Scientists use DNA testing to help reduce the illegal export of endangered medicine tree

Cameroon forest aerial photo

The Advanced DNA Identification and Forensics Facility is helping reduce the illegal export of timber, by testing for genetic variation between populations of the endangered African Cherry tree.

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

Trial of activated carbon hood technology to prevent smoke taint in grapes.

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.

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How are 'cute' social media videos encouraging the exotic pet trade?

Tiger cub by Jan Van welt from Pixabay

Researchers are concerned video sharing platforms could be contributing to the normalisation of exotic pets and encouraging the exotic pet trade.

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Why is healthy and productive soil important?

Potato crop by NT Franklin on Pixabay

The food we eat, the clothes we wear, the air we breathe, the water we drink – it’s all underpinned by healthy and productive soils.

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Students tap into new world wine expertise

Napa Valley vineyards, by David Mark from Pixabay

Viticulture and oenology students team up with industry to learn innovative ecommerce and sales strategies.

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Roseworthy solar project powers up

Solar Farm Roseworthy

On its first day of full operation, the Roseworthy Solar Farm managed to offset nearly 90% of the connected campus electrical load.

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SA to host global wheat community

Wheat growing at Waite campus

2024 International Wheat Congress to attract 1000 delegates to SA and provide an economic benefit in excess of $5 million.

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What is Xynisteri? The Cypriot grape variety that tolerates a hot Australian climate and also delivers on taste

Alexander Copper Cypriot grape varieties

A Cypriot grape variety that tolerates the hot Australian climate also delivers on taste, say scientists.

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These University of Adelaide winemakers are the pick of the bunch

Young Gun of Wine - Lauren Hansen

University of Adelaide graduates have been shortlisted as the best emerging talent across Australia’s wine landscape.

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60-year anniversary of Douglas Mawson Antarctic Collection

Mawson collection opening 1961

April 2021 marks the 60th anniversary of the opening of the University of Adelaide’s collection of geological and historical artefacts from Sir Douglas Mawson’s expeditions.

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Competition: Young Scientist of the Year

How do we feed the world’s growing population? How do we save our wildlife from extinction? Got an idea that will build a brighter, greener world?

Australian high school students are invited to submit a short video about one of Australia’s big science challenges.

Video competition