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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.>
Effectively manage established pest animals and keep updated 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 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.
Our research and initiatives support ecological, sustainable management of marine resources and aquatic environments.
We minimise the impacts of crop diseases and pests, improve industry adaptability to climate, and safeguard soil and water resources.
Our research supports public health and the economic development of agri-food industries, with expertise in risk analysis and market access.
We support the development of sustainable and economical animal industries, mixed farming, and cropping. Our research provides science policy advice to government.