Research & Development
The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) provides research and development services to the state government, commercial clients and research partners to help make South Australia’s primary industries and regions internationally competitive and ecologically sustainable.
SARDI’s programs are designed to increase the productivity, sustainability and adaptability of the state’s agriculture, food and wine, fisheries and aquaculture and bioscience enterprises, create opportunities for market growth, address barriers to growth and provide applied solutions.
Science bursary to support Snapper research
University of Adelaide student Jasmin Martino has been awarded the 2016 SARDI Science Bursary for Women to help support research in South Australia's Snapper industry.
Adelaide nets premier international fisheries conference
Adelaide has won the right to host the World Fisheries Congress (WFC) in 2020, after the Australian and South Australian governments successfully led a joint Australia–New Zealand bid to bring the premier international fisheries conference t…
$2 million boost for yellowtail kingfish industry
A new feeding strategy for yellowtail kingfish has delivered rapid results and the potential for a $2 million boost for the state's industry.
Mud cockle restock in Port RiverA trial to restock mud cockles in the Port River is underway with scientists placing 16,000 healthy babies in the closed area of the mouth.Read more about Mud cockle restock in Port River
$50 million deal to secure grain researchThe future of grain research in South Australia has been secured through a joint $50 million investment by the State Government and the Grains Research and Development Corporation.Read more about $50 million deal to secure grain research
Post-trial monitoring produces timely advice for orange growersCitrus growers are now armed with information to combat a potential future threat to production.Read more about Post-trial monitoring produces timely advice for orange growers
New method for testing salinity tolerance in cerealsResearchers from the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), a division of Primary Industries and Regions SA have discovered a new and more accurate way to screen cereal varieties for tolerance to s…Read more about New method for testing salinity tolerance in cereals
SA's premium reputation helped secure global funding
South Australia’s strong track record in sustainable crop production has resulted in the State Government receiving $650,000 to undertake international research into food security.
Cuttlefish numbers on the rise againThere has been another increase in Giant Australian Cuttlefish numbers - the second annual consecutive rise in the species population.Read more about Cuttlefish numbers on the rise again
Animal welfare research to receive $1 million boostResearch into animal welfare has been boosted by a $1 million State Government grant to expand pig and poultry facilities at the University of Adelaide’s Roseworthy campus.Read more about Animal welfare research to receive $1 million boost
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Partnerships on Farm Workshop @ Willalooka TavernAre you a Partner on Farm? Are you interested in increasing your awareness of NRM issues impacting our region and farms?Would like to know how to effectively communicate ideas on farm planni...
Sea and VinesThe McLaren Vale Sea & Vines Festival celebrates the culinary and winemaking traditions of South Australia’s world-class gastronomic destination over the June long weekend.Four new...
- 3 May
Metropolitan Adelaide fruit fly outbreaksAn outbreak of Mediterranean Fruit Fly (MFF) has been declared in Colonel Light Gardens following the detection of fruit fly larvae on 3 May 2016.A 1.5 kilometre quarantine area has been est...
- 22 Jan
Rabbit disease detected in South AustraliaBiosecurity SA is advising domestic rabbit owners and breeders to be on the lookout for a new strain of rabbit calicivirus - RHDV2 - following the confirmation of recent cases in South Au...
Better production for chicken and pork
South Australia is a national research leader in improving the production of intensive livestock production industries – poultry and pork.
Pasture seed bank prepares for the future
Australia’s first national pasture and forage genetic resource centre is managed by the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI).
What to sow - vital advice for growers
The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) delivers relevant, timely and independent advice on all major broadacre crops grown in South Australia, and also provides growers with disease and pest solutions.
Know before you sow - SARDI soil tests
DNA-based soil testing developed by the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) is helping to prevent crop losses which cost growers an estimated $300 million a year across Australia.
National Oat Breeding Program
The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) leads the National Oat Breeding program, developing high quality export hay varieties along with improved milling oats – including improved nutritional value.
Great Australian Bight Research Program
The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) is working with BP, CSIRO, the University of Adelaide and Flinders University on a 4 year, $20 million research program to improve our understanding of the environmental, economic and social value of the Great Australian Bight.