News: agrifood and wine

Durum breeding to grow in commercial sector

Durum

Durum Breeding Australia (DBA) has announced that Australian Grain Technologies Pty Ltd (AGT) has been awarded the licence to take the durum breeding program forward.

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Slowing the sugar rush to yield better grapes

Researcher collects sample grapes in the vineyard

One of the many challenges for grape growers posed by climate change is the accelerated rate at which grapes ripen in warmer climates, which can result in poor colour and aroma development.

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Burnside bins to lead in understanding food waste

wheelie bins

University of Adelaide researchers are about to dive deep into green, red and yellow household bins in the City of Burnside to understand food waste behaviour through micro-auditing the contents and tracking seasonal variations.

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New wheat and barley genomes will help feed the world

Associate Professor Ken Chalmers inspecting wheat grain

An international research collaboration, including scientists from the University of Adelaide’s Waite Research Institute, has unlocked new genetic variation in wheat and barley – a major boost for the global effort in breeding higher-yielding wheat and barley varieties.

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Exploring the origins of wine regionality

Wine glass in front of vineyards

The University of Adelaide is bringing together experts from around the world in a two-day virtual conference to discuss the science that creates and defines regionality in wine.

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Shining a light on the issue of wine fraud

Ruchira Ranaweera in lab with Associate Professor David Jeffery

University of Adelaide wine researchers are developing a fast and simple method of authenticating wine – a potential solution against the estimated billions of dollars’ worth of wine fraud globally, but also offering a possible means of building regional branding.

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Potential new tool for frost screening in crops

Frost-damaged barley

Agricultural scientists and engineers at the University of Adelaide have identified a potential new tool for screening cereal crops for frost damage.

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Food scientist is advisor on plant-based meat

Professor Martin Cole

The University of Adelaide’s internationally recognised food scientist, Professor Martin Cole, has joined Australian plant-based meat startup v2food as its new Chief Scientific Advisor.

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Helping future-proof the wine sector

Wine grapes

Winegrape growers around the world will be better able to navigate future global markets and the impacts of climate change with a new book available free online.

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Transforming potato waste into a new industry for Australia

Potato skins

Four of the largest potato producers in Australia want to convert 100% of their potato waste into commercial benefit through their partnership with the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).

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