News: School of Agriculture Food and Wine

Do fungicides in the vineyard affect wine quality?

Vineyard spraying Adelaide Hills

How does a crucial viticultural practice that occurs throughout the growing season, affect wine quality? Wine researcher Natalia Caliani wants to know.

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Science awards celebrate 2021 academic, student and staff success

Three staff members were recognised for exceptional performance in 2021.  Kiralee Vincent – the faculty's Senior Academic Support Officer based at Roseworthy campus. Dr Maïlys Stirling, the faculty’s Research Technical Services Manager. Lisa Laws, the Business Manager of the School of Physical Sciences and School of Biological Sciences.

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

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New inexpensive method to detect lime in soil

PhD student Ruby Hume’s research is also investigating in-field spectral assessment of soils using infrared spectroscopy technology.

University of Adelaide scientists have developed a new simple, inexpensive and fast method to detect and measure very low concentrations of agricultural lime in soils, which is generally a time consuming and difficult exercise.

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Why backyard farming is the type of dirty work you want to be involved in

Veggie garden by Chanda Johnson on Pixabay

Is urban agriculture just a nice idea, or a plausible reality? Cosmos Magazine chats to Isobel Hume, Dr Matthias Salomon and Professor Tim Cavagnaro.

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Outstanding alumni receive top awards

Dr Brian Croser AO, distinguished alumni

Five outstanding University of Adelaide graduates have been recognised for their significant contributions to their professions and communities with Distinguished Alumni Awards.

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A new dawn in plant breeding: Australian Plant Breeding Academy

Professor Jason Able mentoring current undergraduate students (L-R) Darien Olson (B. Information Technology), Darcy Lapidge (B. Viticulture & Oenology), and Thomas Follett (B. Agricultural Sciences) in the art of faba bean crossing and plant breeding selection decisions.

The University of Adelaide’s School of Agriculture, Food and Wine is partnering with Australian Grain Technologies Pty Ltd (AGT) on a new academy to take Australia’s plant breeding into the future.

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What do astronauts eat?

Fresh food grown in the microgravity environment of space - by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (CC BY-NC 2.0)

But what are the challenges of growing plants in space? And how could we develop crops to support long-term space habitation?

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Plant-based food the flavour of new research facility

Pulses, including lentils, chickpeas and beans.

A new international food flavour facility will launch at Waite campus to improve the taste of sustainable, healthy, plant-based food and ingredients.

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Student-led STEM research and technology on show

Faculty of Sciences Communication Award winners, from left, Mistrel Fetzer Boegheim (1st), Vinuri Silva and Sophie Dolling (2nd), equal third Chris Keneally and Julia Pilowsky.

Emerging scientists showcase their research at Ingenuity, University of Adelaide’s annual interactive expo of STEM projects.

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