Waite Research Institute News

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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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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Scientists and staff rewarded for 2018 success

Dr Karina Riggs and Dr Beth Loveys from the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine have won the Excellence in Teaching Award (5+ experience)

Some of the best minds in science received awards from the Faculty of Sciences at its end of year function in December.

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Wine researcher Roberta De Bei is our latest Superstar of STEM

Superstar of STEM Roberto De Bei

A scientist who helps viticulturists worldwide to produce quality wine has been named among Australia's latest Superstars of STEM.

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Wild yeasts may hold key to better wines from warmer climates

Professor Vlad Jiranek, Oenology

Scientists have found yeasts that naturally occur on wine grapes may improve wines produced in warmer climates.

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Berry shrivel no friend of Cabernet Sauvignon wine quality

Dr Vinay Pagay, lecturer in viticulture and vineyard engineering

Project finds berry shrivel in Cabernet is influenced by climate and can negatively affect wine flavour and characteristics

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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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