South Australian Research and Development Institute

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The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) is the principal research institute of the Government of South Australia, with a network of research centres, laboratories and field sites both in metropolitan Adelaide and throughout South Australia. SARDI is part of Primary Industries and Regions SA.[1]

Head Office[edit]

The SARDI Head Office is located in the Waite Research Precinct, along with CSIRO,[2] the University of Adelaide's Waite Campus, and others, in the Adelaide suburb of Urrbrae, South Australia.

Metropolitan sites[edit]

Plant Research Centre[edit]

The Plant Research Centre[3] is located in the Waite Research Precinct, along with CSIRO,[2] the University of Adelaide's Waite Campus, and other research and educational establishments, in the Adelaide suburb of Urrbrae, South Australia.

Plant Research Centre research capabilities:

  • Climate Applications and Adaptation
  • Entomology and Plant Pathology
  • Field Crops and New Variety Agronomy
  • Molecular Diagnostics and Root Disease Centre
  • Viticulture
  • Feed and Forage
  • Food Safety and Innovation
  • Plant & Soil Health
  • Water Resources & Irrigated Crops

North Arm Store, Gillman[edit]

Located in the suburb of Gillman, South Australia.

Is the main mooring of the Research Vessel Ngerin which provides Aquatic Sciences Research Support

South Australian Aquatic Sciences Centre (SAASC)[edit]

The SAASC[4] is located in the beachside suburb of West Beach, South Australia.

Research capabilities:

  • Aquaculture
  • Oceanography
  • Fisheries
  • Inland Waters & Catchment Ecology
  • Marine Ecosystems
  • Animal Health and Biosecurity

Country sites[edit]

Clare Crop Improvement Centre[edit]

Located in the town of Clare, South Australia.

Research capabilities:

  • Field Crops

Lenswood Agricultural Centre[edit]

Located in the town of Lenswood, South Australia.

Research capabilities:

  • Plant & Soil Health

Loxton Research Centre[edit]

Located in the town of Loxton, South Australia.

Research capabilities: ..............................................................................

  • Sustainable Systems
  • Water Resources & Irrigated Crops

Minnipa Research Centre[edit]

The Minnipa Research Centre[5] is located in the town of Minnipa, South Australia.

Research capabilities:

  • Farming Systems

Mount Gambier Aquatic Sciences[edit]

Located in the city of Mount Gambier, South Australia.

Research capabilities:

  • Wild Fisheries

Nuriootpa Research Centre[edit]

Located in the town of Nuriootpa, South Australia.

Research capabilities:

  • Viticulture

Port Lincoln Marine Science Centre (LMSC)[edit]

The LMSC[6] is located on Boston Bay in the city of Port Lincoln, South Australia.

Research capabilities:

  • Aquaculture
  • Marine Ecosystesm
  • Fisheries

Port Lincoln Crop Improvement Centre[edit]

Located in the city of Port Lincoln, South Australia.

Research capabilities:

  • Crop Improvement

Roseworthy Campus[edit]

Located in the JS Davies Building on the Roseworthy Campus, co-located with University of Adelaide#Roseworthy, outside the town of Roseworthy, South Australia.

Research capabilities:

  • Marine Biosecurity
  • Farming Systems
  • Pigs and Poultry
  • Animal Reproduction
  • Animal Welfare

Struan Research Centre[edit]

The Struan Research Centre[7] is located at Struan, between the towns of Penola, South Australia and Naracoorte, South Australia.

Research capabilities:

  • Feed and Forage
  • Sheep and Beef Meat

Turretfield Research Centre[edit]

Sheep covered in sack coat at Agricultural Department Turretfield, 1935

The Turretfield Research Centre[8] is located at Rosedale, South Australia.

Research capabilities:

  • Animal Reproduction
  • Pastures
  • Oats Breeding

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About SARDI". PIRSA. 12 August 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b CSIRO Waite Campus, www.csiro.au
  3. ^ Plant Research Centre, sardi.sa.gov.au
  4. ^ South Australian Aquatic Sciences Centre, sardi.sa.gov.au
  5. ^ Minnipa Agricultural Centre, sardi.sa.gov.au
  6. ^ Lincoln Marine Science Centre, flinders.edu.au
  7. ^ Struan Research Centre, sardi.sa.gov.au
  8. ^ "Turretfield Research Centre". sardi.sa.gov.au. 27 July 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2016.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°58′09.2″S 138°38′18.83″E / 34.969222°S 138.6385639°E / -34.969222; 138.6385639