Welcome to the South Australian Research and Development Institute

From the sea to the land to the market, SARDI delivers robust scientific solutions for primary industries. Our scientists create opportunities for market growth within agriculture, food, aquatics and bioscience industries, ensuring they remain internationally competitive and ecologically sustainable. More about SARDI »

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Break crops give Mallee growers a lift
Two break crops in a row has seen cereal yields double and grassy weeds drop in problem paddocks in low rainfall zones across South Australia. 10 October 2014

Animal welfare on poultry day agenda
28 September 2014 Chicken and egg producers will hear the latest on animal welfare research and share on-farm experiences at the annual South Australian Poultry Industry Information Day. 28 September 2014

Oaten hay supports $70 million export industry
High-quality oaten hay varieties bred by SARDI are building a $70 million industry, supporting the development of critical infrastructure, jobs and farmer income in the State’s regions. 19 September 2014

Innovative seaweed trials underway near Port Lincoln
South Australian scientists are undertaking trials to see if seaweed can be farmed as part of the State’s $243 million aquaculture industry. 9 September 2014

Understanding our past to ensure a sustainable future
The history of the Spencer Gulf has been captured in a new book launched today by Regional Development Minister Geoff Brock 12 August 2014


Innovation at every step of the food chain

SARDI is the South Australian Government’s principal research organisation within Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA). It is a national leader in the areas of pork, poultry, grains, seafood (wild fisheries and aquaculture), wine grapes, food and nutrition, climate adaptation and animal welfare.