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.

Impact stories

Farmer to pharma? Creating new products from agricultural waste

Our researchers are supporting South Australia’s primary producers by turning their waste into high-value products, potentially worth over $100m per annum.

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A little water can go a long way when battling heatwaves

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.

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Wild yeasts may hold key to better wines from warmer climates

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

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Cover crops – get it right, and reap the benefits

The correct type of cover crop does not adversely affect vine yield and performance, a current research project has found. 

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GM crops: to ban or not to ban? That’s not the question

A government-commissioned report estimated that South Australia’s ban on genetically modified crops cost canola growers A$33 million since 2004.

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Agrifood and Wine

Through research and education, we’re leading thought for food to drive the next wave of innovation for the food sector.

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Who to contact

Professor Matthew Gilliham is the lead academic coordinator for the Agrifood and Wine Industry Engagement Priority. As leader of this Industry Engagement Priority area for the University, Professor Gilliham’s role is to stimulate and support new research initiatives across the spectrum of agricultural research, from policy and economics to animal, soil and crop sciences.

P: (08) 8313 8145
E: matthew.gilliham@adelaide.edu.au

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