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Plant & Food Research boost at Waite campus

School of Agriculture Food and Wine

A new industry partner at Waite campus is set to boost research and innovation in South Australia’s horticulture and agri-food sectors.

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Scientists buzzing after new bee discoveries

Native bee - Laciniosus (Colletellus)

South Australian scientists including a bee expert from the University of Adelaide, have discovered 26 new species of native Australian bees.

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Plants vs ants: who will survive the climate change challenge?

Podomyrma adelaidae ant image

We are increasingly observing the impact of climate change on biodiversity, but will ants or plants win out?

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Plant scientists discover new complex carbohydrate in barley

Human epilepsy drugs alter signalling process in stressed plants

The first new complex carbohydrate of its kind to be discovered in barley in more than 30 years has potential applications in food, medicine and cosmetics.

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Medical cannabis ambitions boosted for agriculture entrepreneurs

Ben McGorm, Alex Clare and the Governor of South Australia, His Excellency The Honourable Hieu Van Le (AO, AC).

The medical innovations of two agricultural science students has resulted in eChallenge success

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Waite campus to host food science and technology summer school

Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science students baking

An opportunity for food science, nutrition and agriculture students to learn and connect with the Australian food industry.

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Scientists and industry unite to explore opportunities for agriculture waste

Increasing the value of agriculture waste and turning it into new products

Our scientists will lead a research and industry consortium which aims to increase the value of agriculture waste.

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Beer scientists look at bigger pitcher after barley discovery

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine researcher Associate Professor Matthew Tucker.

Brewers and scientists are frothing with excitement after the discovery of new information about the malting characteristics of barley grains.

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Support for grapegrowers in the palm of their hand

The improved powdery mildew assessment application, PMapp, and a new application, Grape Assess, are now available on Android and Apple devices.

Grapegrowers have an advantage for the upcoming season in the form of a new smart phone application and a vital update to an existing app.

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