Agriculture, Food & Wine
Our agricultural, food and wine producers face a complex task: satisfying and sustaining a growing population, in an increasingly harsh natural environment and fiercely competitive global marketplace. Our research is revealing better ways.
We’re home to the southern hemisphere’s largest cluster of agricultural research expertise. We’re committed to helping the world feed 9 billion people by 2050. And we’re finding effective new ways for producers to cope with climate change, rising energy costs, environmental degradation and more.
Agriculture is a key engine of South Australia’s bioeconomy, and according to researchers at the University of Adelaide, the high volume of waste product has hidden value for other industries.Read more about Farmer to pharma? Creating new products from agriculture waste
It appears that how you use water is more important than how much you use when trying to protect vines from the impact of heatwaves.Read more about A little water can go a long way when battling heatwaves
Researchers at the University of Adelaide have found yeasts that naturally occur on wine grapes may improve wines produced in warmer climates. Up until now the use of these ‘natural’ or ‘wild’ yeasts during the production process has mostly been discouraged by wine makers.Read more about Wild yeasts may hold key to better wines from warmer climates
The correct type of cover crop does not adversely affect vine yield and performance, a current research project has found.Read more about Cover crops – get it right, and reap the benefits
Plant-based liquids have been called milk for centuries.Read more about neither science nor history favours a dairy monopoly
A worrying global decline threatening food security.Read more about Protecting crops by preserving their pollinators
A government-commissioned report estimated that South Australia’s ban on genetically modified crops cost canola growers A$33 million since 2004.Read more about to ban or not to ban? That’s not the question
Our research has led to new sophisticated technology that is increasing crop yields in difficult environmental conditions caused by climate change.Read more about Finding food security in a changing climate
Wine researchers at the University of Adelaide are investigating drought-tolerant grape varieties from Cyprus for their suitability for Australian conditions.Read more about Drought-tolerant grape vines tested for Australian conditions
Professor Andy Lowe is the Director, Agrifood and Wine. As leader of this Industry Engagement Priority area for the University, Professor Lowe builds relationships and works closely with industry and government partners across the sectors to identify joint innovation and training opportunities and help improve research translation.