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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New leader for SARDI Food Safety and Innovation
International food expert Dr Svetlana Rodgers describes SARDI’s Food Safety and Innovation Science Program as a ‘one-stop-shop for all technical aspects of the food supply chain’. 20 January 2015

‘Blue’ Snapper eggs spark a revolution
A molecular marker that turns snapper eggs a fluorescent blue could revolutionise fisheries management for a number of Australian commercial species. 18 December 2014

Pasture genebank secures farming future
South Australia is set to secure Australia’s rich pastoral heritage and ensure future farming success as the host of the Australian Pastures Genebank. 2 December 2014

Feed Fit for a Kingfish
Local scientists believe South Australian Yellowtail kingfish farmers could save millions of dollars by improving feeding strategies and using feed that is more ecologically sustainable. 22 November 2014

Watershed cruise for SAIMOS
The Southern Australian Integrated Marine Observing System (SAIMOS) team has reached a major milestone with the successful completion of their 50th research cruise in the eastern Great Australian Bight. 19 November 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.