SA History Festival 2011 – Free Public Lecture

Urrbrae House

Urrbrae House

When: Monday, 2 May 2011 5pm (for 5.30 pm start)

Where: Urrbrae House, Waite Campus, The University of Adelaide – off Fullarton Road, Urrbrae

“A grand renaissance”: Breeding new cereals and legumes at the Waite, 1955-2005

by Lynette Zeitz

The 1950s saw the beginning of a “grand renaissance” in cereal breeding at the Waite Agricultural Research Institute at the University of Adelaide.

Historian and Manager of the Urrbrae House Historic Precinct, Lynette Zeitz will talk about the work of Waite scientists in developing the new wheat, barley, triticale and faba bean varieties that have transformed South Australia’s farming landscape in the last 50 years.

Refreshments provided.

Bookings required.

To make bookings, Please contact Amanda Jackson on 8303 7497 or email


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