SA Research
& Development
Institute
SARDI

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.

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Case Studies

  • piglets walking

    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.

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  • Golden wheat field closeup

    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).

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  • Green crop closeup

    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.

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  • Woman testing soil in a lab

    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.

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    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.

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  • Great Australian Bight

    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.

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