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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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

Special diet promotes abalone survival
South Australian researchers are investigating dietary additives to reduce the effects of higher summer water temperatures and improve survival rates of farmed abalone. 25 July 2014

Australia’s small pelagic fisheries benchmarked against the world
Some of the world’s top small pelagic fisheries experts are meeting in Adelaide for a five-day workshop to share knowledge and new technologies in an effort to improve the performance of Australia’s fisheries. 14 July 2014

Canola virus - wait for late winter to spray
Applying sprays to control aphids over the next few weeks will provide no benefit in preventing further spread of the beet western yellows canola virus. 10 July 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.