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.
Research program pioneers a deeper understanding of the Great Australian BightMore than 60 new species have been discovered in the Great Australian Bight as part of one of the largest whole-of-ecosystem studies undertaken in Australian waters.Read more about Research program pioneers a deeper understanding of the Great Australian Bight
Grains research champion retires from SARDIA senior cereal research scientist who has been a shining light for the South Australian grain industry over the last four decades has retired from the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI).Read more about Grains research champion retires from SARDI
Chickpea growers advised to spray crops to prevent ascochyta blightSouth Australian chickpea growers are being urged to apply preventative fungicide sprays in chickpea crops following a severe outbreak of ascochyta blight.Read more about Chickpea growers advised to spray crops to prevent ascochyta blight
SA joins Animal Welfare Science CentreSouth Australia has reinforced its position as a national leader in animal welfare scienceresearch after joining the Animal Welfare Science Centre (AWSC).Read more about SA joins Animal Welfare Science Centre
Food loss and farm waste - a regional opportunityA study into how to turn food loss and industry waste into an economic opportunity is being undertaken in the Riverland, Murraylands and Murray Mallee.Read more about Food loss and farm waste - a regional opportunity
Science bursary to support Snapper researchUniversity 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.Read more about Science bursary to support Snapper research
Adelaide nets premier international fisheries conferenceAdelaide 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 to t…Read more about Adelaide nets premier international fisheries conference
$2 million boost for yellowtail kingfish industryA new feeding strategy for yellowtail kingfish has delivered rapid results and the potential for a $2 million boost for the state's industry.Read more about $2 million boost for yellowtail kingfish 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
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Coonawarra Cabernet CelebrationsOver 30 events and exclusive tastings at Coonawarra cellar doors.Event information...
Hong Kong Wine and Dine FestivalWine focused mission to Hong Kong that includes the Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival and a pop up wine event staged in conjunction with Debra Meiburg Wine.Event information...
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Detection of Russian wheat aphidThe State Government is responding to detections of the exotic pest - Russian wheat aphid - which has been found in cereal crops in the State's mid-north.The initial detection was on a site ...
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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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.