Waite researchers are active in a wide range of agricultural, wine and food-related disciplines
We are are leader in food research, innovation and education that underpins a globally competitive food industry in South Australia.
Nearly 70% of Australia's total wine and grape research and extension capability is found at the Waite.
Many of the commercially-grown grain varieties in Australia were developed at Waite, including varieties with improved baking characteristics for bread, and improved durum wheat varieties for pasta.
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.
Jointly funded by the South Australian Government, industry and academic members, this collaborative project is developing new products derived from agricultural waste streams and low-grade commodities.
Pollination services are under threat as the agricultural landscapes often do not offer enough food for pollinators when the crop isn’t in flower. How can growers of pollination dependent crops safeguard pollination services and contribute to the health of crop pollinating community? This project explores the plantings that can assist with crop pollination.