GRDC grant takes grains research to new heights

Grains research undertaken in regional South Australia is being taken to a new level with the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) announcing a major contribution to the establishment of facilities at the South Australian Research and Development Institute’s (SARDI) new Clare Research Centre.

GRDC chairman, John Woods, said SARDI, a division of Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA), had received a GRDC Grains Research and Development (R&D) Infrastructure Grant of $270,000 to build a controlled environment growth room at the new research centre in SA’s Mid North.

In addition to the GRDC grant, PIRSA-SARDI has contributed $30,000 to the controlled environment growth room project.

Mr Woods said the GRDC Grains R&D Infrastructure Grant was part of $15 million the GRDC Board had agreed to invest in a strategy to build national research capacity.

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