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Crop diagnostic services include horticulture pathology, nematode screening, plant quarantine, seed and crop testing, and insect identification.>
Soil diagnostics (molecular)
We develop and deliver quantitative DNA-based tests for a broad range of soil, stubble and airborne organisms through PREDICTA services.>
We offer seed testing and certification, quality assurance, and crop inspections. View Seeds Online for tested samples results.>
e-SA Marine system
The eSA-Marine system maps past 'hind-cast', present 'now-cast' and future 'forecast' ocean conditions in South Australia, assisting the fisheries and aquaculture industries.>
Find out how to effectively manage established pest animals and keep up-to-date with the latest information from the PestFacts newsletter.>
Australian Pastures Genebank
Our national pasture and forage genetic resource centre conserves, maintains and distributes plant genetic material.>
South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) is the research arm of PIRSA and provides a range of research and development services to primary producers, industries and organisations.
We work with the state government, commercial clients and research partners. to help make South Australia’s primary industries and regions internationally competitive and ecologically sustainable.
Rigorous scientific research and development principles underpin our services, and modern facilities and skilled staff make us a world leader in key research areas and techniques.
Our research 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.
Our aquatic sciences research support ecological, sustainable management of marine resources and aquatic environments.
Our research aims to minimise impacts of crop diseases and pests, improve industry adaptability to climate, and safeguard soil and water resources.
Our food science research supports public health and the economic development of agri-food industries, including expertise in areas such as risk analysis and market access.
Our livestock sciences supports the development of sustainable and economical animal, mixed farming and cropping industries, as well as conducting research and providing science po...