2006 Media Releases

28 December - Seafood CRC
Copy of Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries media release - New opportunities for seafood innovation in SA are expected to flow from the establishment of Australia's largest co-operative research centre - the $135 million Australian Seafood CRC.

22 December - Announcing `Planning for Climate Extremes Workshops'
Planning for extreme weather conditions will be the focus of workshops for primary producers after the January/New Year break.

20 December - Lincoln Marine Science Centre
Copy of Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries media release on `Approval for expansion of the $6.6 m Lincoln Marine Science Centre' 

21 November - New Rust Resistant Vetch Variety
South Australian farmers in low to medium rainfall areas now have access to an early maturing, rust and ascochyta resistant vetch following the release of Rasina.

25 October - Step forward in salinity battle for horticulturists
SARDI researchers have developed a simple tool to help irrigators who are striving to achieve highly efficient water use meet a new challenge - root zone salinity.

10 October - Distance Spray Calibration Approach and Handbook
A new approach to spraying developed in SA could change the way orchards and vineyards around the world will be treated in the future. 

13 September - Saline groundwater opens way for $20m industry
Minister for the River Murray, Karlene Maywald's media release to open a new research and development centre that could kick start a $20 million a year inland aquaculture industry in the Riverland.

13 September - More fish faster
'More fish faster' could be produced under inland saline aquaculture using saline groundwater from River Murray salt interception schemes (SIS).

24 August - Viticulture Research Proves its Worth 50 Times Over
The value of research in the wine grape industry has been phenomenal.

14 August - The Missing 90 - Search for Australia's ugliest sheep enters critical stage
Wrinkled, lumpy, balding or just plain funny looking, Australian scientists have repeated their earnest call for the country's farmers to be on the look out for very ugly and unusual merino sheep.

14 August - Success for local scientists
Harnessing the power of microbes to turn animal excrement into a nutritious fish food and even biofuels, will be the feature of Science Week event at the Roseworthy Campus this Friday 18 August 2006.

Scientist cracks problem of poor berry set in grapes
Dr Chris Williams used his nous to discover the problem behind poor berry set in grapes

26 July - SARDI fuelling a cleaner future for Australia
SARDI is spearheading efforts to make biofuels a more widely used energy source for Australian motorists and industry.

20 July - Micro-algae could revolutionise biofuel production
SARDI will lead a major research program into the cultivation of micro-algae for biodiesel production

23 June - Celebrating a 27 year collaboration to advance soil conservation
Fertile grounds spring from soil compaction collaboration involving Hoyleton farmers Greig and Ashley Robinson and their families

9 August - Follow the seal
A project is underway to track the movements of the Australian sea lion around the Australian waters of Bunda Cliffs in the Great Australian Bight Marine Park.

31 May - Hopkins Leaves Swarm for Fish
Getting up close and personal with wasps, mites, aphids, fleas, snails, moths, locusts... anything creepy-crawly has been a life-long fascination for SARDI head entomologist, Dennis Hopkins.

31 May - Australia's ugliest sheep to 'outspin' synthetics
The search is on for Australia's ugliest merino lambs which may hold the key to securing Australia's $2.8 billion wool industry and challenging the dominance of synthetic fibres in world markets.

Growing SA's wheat exports
The Premier's Science and Research fund has awarded SARDI and The University of Adelaide a $648,000 funding boost to value-add for the South Australian Wheat Industry.

May - New Oil Treatment Paves Way for Citrus Export Growth
Minister McEwen's announces success in developing an oil which protects export-quality citrus from an unwanted peel pest that will pave the way for Riverland citrus growers to pursue their push into international markets.

Citrus pests foiled by oil
SARDI scientists have developed a solution to foil citrus pests - May 2006

May - New Seafood Industry Launched for the Riverland
River Murray Minister Karlene Maywald will today 'open the valve' and launch a new industry for the Riverland with the release of the first stock of 3000 advanced mulloway to be farmed at the new Waikerie Inland Saline Aquaculture Centre (WISAC).

April - River Murray the Winner in the SARDI Science Bursary
Two very different projects involving River Murray research by University of Adelaide PhD students have each won the 2006 SARDI Science Bursary of $1500.

March - Climate of opportunity
Climate research to help South Australian farmers manage climate risk will be advanced with the creation of a key research position jointly funded by SARDI and the CSIRO Divsion of Sustainable Ecosystems.

March - Last Chance to Flock to Selection Demonstrations
Nearly a decade's worth of benefits from popular sheep breeding approaches to advance the Australian Merino will be tallied up at the SARDI selection demonstration flocks field days at Turretfield Research Centre next month.

February - Hessian bags rescue hectares of seagrass meadows
A world first project to help restore seagrass meadows off Adelaide's metropolitan coastline is showing promising results and will be showcased at SARDI Aquatic Sciences Open Day - `Seas the future'

February - Rare chance to view larval Murray Cod at Open Day
A larval Murray Cod - among the first collected by scientists in SA - will be on view at the `Seas the Future' SARDI Aquatic Sciences Open Day on Sunday 26 February.

10 February - Scientists study link between fish life and water quality in the Pat
Scientists begin a study to study the link between water quality and fish life in the Patawalonga

2 February - Seal pup count boost off South Australia
Seal pup numbers rise in the islands south of SA