News: Waite Research Institute

Scientists find opposite rice proteins work together to promote plant fertility

Rice field image by Nattapon Jaroenchai from Pixabay

Researchers have discovered new information on how hybrid rice plants maintain male fertility under different day lengths.

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Scientists find greener way to extract health-promoting molecules from food waste

Apples

Scientists show greener process for extracting health-promoting molecules from food waste to use in skincare and pharmaceutical products.

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New research centre to accelerate future crop development

Stuart Roy researcher photo

University of Adelaide experts are part of a new research centre that will train the next generation of scientists to develop more resilient crops.

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Slowing the sugar rush to yield better grapes

Researcher Pietro Previtali collecting sample Cabernet Sauvignon grapes for the study.

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.
 

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New findings to boost barley yields at higher temps

In barley the presence of a specific protein regulates the production of branches and flowers on plant stems in response to warm temperatures. A loss of function in this protein results in the formation of branch-like spikes at high temperatures.

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

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SA hub will help build resilience to drought

 From left: Mr Rowan Ramsey MP, the Member for Grey, the University of Adelaide’s Dr Rhiannon Schilling who led the SA Drought Hub application and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Anton Middelberg.

New drought hub to undertake research, development, extension, adoption and commercialisation activities to improve drought resilience and preparedness on SA farms.

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Success for sciences in industry-linked ARC grants

Associate Professor Rachel Burton and PhD Student Kendall Corbin visiting the Agave plantation in Queensland

The University of Adelaide has been awarded more than $3.6 million in industry-linked grants by the Australian Research Council (ARC) for important research that will attract a further $1.8 million in support from industry.

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Science awards celebrate academic, student and staff success

Science awards 2020 Linda Armbrecht

The recent Faculty of Sciences’ awards showcase celebrated research, teaching, leadership, professional staff and student success.

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New wheat and barley genomes will help feed the world

Ken Chalmers wheat

Scientists have unlocked new genetic variation in wheat and barley – a major boost for the global effort in breeding higher-yielding varieties. 

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