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Our Research

Waite researchers are active in a wide range of agricultural, wine and food-related disciplines

Food innovation

We are are leader in food research, innovation and education that underpins a globally competitive food industry in South Australia.

Wine and viticulture

Nearly 70% of Australia's total wine and grape research and extension capability is found at the Waite.

Plant breeding

Many of the commercially-grown grain varieties in Australia were developed at Waite, including varieties with improved baking characteristics for bread, and improved durum whet varieties for pasta.

Sustaining agricultural systems

The ability to feed the world sustainably relies on research that examines both complex farming systems, where human, plant, soil and environmental factors are continually interacting, and molecular interactions, such as plant defence responses to pathogens.

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