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.
Put your science hat on at SARDI's Open DayFrom live fish displays and research vessels to lab work and interactive touch tanks, there's something for everyone to discover at the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) Aquatic Sciences Open Day.Read more about Put your science hat on at SARDI's Open Day
Adelaide ‘nuts’ about almonds and pistachiosAbout 110 delegates representing the almond and pistachio sectors are in Adelaide this week for the 7th International Symposium on Almonds and Pistachios.Read more about Adelaide ‘nuts’ about almonds and pistachios
FREE family fun day at SARDI Aquatic SciencesThe South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) Aquatic Sciences division will open its doors to the public on Sunday 19 November.Read more about FREE family fun day at SARDI Aquatic Sciences
Greater flexibility provided to Rock Lobster fisheryOutcomes from research carried out by the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), the research division of Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA), has resulted in the outer region of the Northern Zone Rock Lobster Fishery bein…Read more about Greater flexibility provided to Rock Lobster fishery
Ocean views from your desktop or deviceSouth Australia's fishing, aquaculture and other marine industries now have access to high resolution real-time ocean forecasts of ocean currents with the development of eSA-Marine, a revolutionary mapping system.Read more about Ocean views from your desktop or device
New high yield oat variety to help reduce cholesterolGrain growers and consumers are set to benefit from a new local oat variety, Kowari, which will be available for seeding next year.Read more about New high yield oat variety to help reduce cholesterol
Giant Cuttlefish continue to thrive at Point LowlyThe Giant Australian Cuttlefish spawning population at Point Lowly near Whyalla continues to thrive, a promising result for one of the State's most iconic species.Read more about Giant Cuttlefish continue to thrive at Point Lowly
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
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SARDI Aquatic Sciences Open DayDiscover the secrets of world class marine and freshwater research. Find out how science supports South Australia’s economy and helps keep our oceans and rivers healthy.Watch science p...
JOBEX Port AugustaJOBEX is South Australia’s largest employment and careers exhibition, showcasing career pathways and job opportunities in emerging industries.Featuring over 100 of the State’s le...
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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.