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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Farmers benefit from new barrel medic
One of the world’s first sulfonylurea (SU) tolerant barrel medic varieties has been released in Australia. 21 March 2014

Growers warned of barley disease risk
South Australian barley growers are advised to take measures to reduce the risk of the fungal disease, net form net blotch – including planting resistant varieties. 13 March 2014

Tagged prawns assist fishery management
A prawn tagging study aims to improve understanding of growth and movement patterns of prawns in the southern Spencer Gulf. 14 February 2014  

Pasture seeds head to Norway
SARDI is sending the first consignment of Australian pasture genetic resources to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway as part of the worldwide campaign to help preserve plant species important to mankind’s survival. 28 February 2014

International award for SARDI scientist
Professor Paul Verma, who leads SARDI’s Animal Reproduction science program, has been recognised internationally with the honour of a Hind Rattan, or “Jewel of India” award. 30 January 2014

Crop pest research expands
Integrated pest management strategies for snail control are in the research spotlight at SARDI this year. 20 January 2014

Breakthrough in grapevine disease battle
Better management of the grapevine disease eutypa dieback is being developed by SARDI Plant Health and Biosecurity. 13 January 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.