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South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) is the research arm of the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA).

Our modern facilities, skilled staff, and rigorous principles make us a world science leader. Our research programs:

  • increase the productivity and adaptability of the state’s primary industries
  • promote bioscience enterprises
  • create opportunities for market growth
  • address barriers and provide applied solutions.

We provide a range of services and research publications to primary producers, industries and organisations.

Our work with State Government, commercial clients, and research partners ensures SA’s primary industries are internationally competitive.

Learn about our career opportunities and science grants.

Research specialties

AgTech solutions for primary producers

AgTech includes the innovative tools and technologies allowing agribusiness to streamline production practices.

It has the potential to advance agricultural profitability and sustainability in South Australia. AgTech covers:

  • sensors
  • farm management software
  • imagery
  • smart farm equipment
  • genomics.

PIRSA is facilitating the development, commercialisation and adoption of cost-effective AgTech solutions for primary producers.

Learn more about AgTech
Page last reviewed: 27 Sep 2023
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