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.
South Australia preparing seeds for ‘doomsday vault’South Australian researchers are preparing thousands of seed lots for the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway.Read more about South Australia preparing seeds for ‘doomsday vault’
New technology to protect Australia's grain industriesA suite of new smart trapping technology is being developed by the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) to protect Australia’s grain industries from airborne pests and diseases.Read more about New technology to protect Australia's grain industries
Ascochyta blight advice for pulse growersSouth Australian chickpea growers are being urged to consider their ability to effectively manage ascochyta blight before planting the crop.Read more about Ascochyta blight advice for pulse growers
Research enriching the lives of shy chooksShy hens are overcoming their fear of open spaces - thanks to shade shelters, sand pits and hay bales.Read more about Research enriching the lives of shy chooks
New app to measure water stress of grapevinesA new smartphone app that helps grape growers measure the water status of their vines is being trialled across Australia.Read more about New app to measure water stress of grapevines
Grains research jobs boost for South AustraliaA recruitment drive is underway for new regional agronomists to bolster grains research as part of a major commitment by the State Government and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).Read more about Grains research jobs boost for South Australia
Saltbush eggs - the next tasty hit?Free range saltbush eggs could be the next niche product to hit local menus.Read more about Saltbush eggs - the next tasty hit?
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
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SALA exhibition at Loxton Research CentreAs part of the 2017 South Australian Living Arts (SALA) Festival, the Loxton Research Centre is excited to showcase Denis Smith – Ball of Light, a stunning exhibition of unique light p...
Barossa Gourmet WeekendThe Barossa is one of the world’s great gastronomic playgrounds, renowned for its wine, fresh seasonal produce, beautiful landscapes and easy-going lifestyle. Gourmet Weekend is a thre...
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Exotic Plant Pest: Tomato Potato Psyllid and Zebra ChipBiosecurity SA has implemented a new Condition 17 of the Plant Quarantine Standard South Australia, imposing restrictions and prohibitions on hosts in the solanaceae and convolvulaceae famil...
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.