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Email: pirsa.media@sa.gov.au
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  • Ross Ballard | Sub-program Leader, Beneficial Microbes

    PIRSA-SARDI | Sustainable Systems | Biology & Diagnostics

    Phone: (08) 8429 2217

    Email: ross.ballard@sa.gov.au

    Ross Ballard Capability Statement (PDF 420.6 KB)

    Ross Ballard manages a portfolio of projects focussed on the application and management of rhizobia and other beneficial micro-organisms to improve the nitrogen fixation and root health of pasture, pu…

    Ross Ballard manages a portfolio of projects focussed on the application and management of rhizobia and other beneficial micro-organisms to improve the nitrogen fixation and root health of pasture, pulse and cereal crops.

    Qualifications

    BAgSc, MAgSc

    Related Case Studies

    • Food safety

      Securing South Australia’s Premium Food and Wine Industry. The Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) Food Safety Program was established to administer a legislative framework that applies food safety regulation to primary industry sectors.

      Read More about Food safety
    • Great Australian Bight

      Great Australian Bight Research Program

      The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) is working with BP, CSIRO,  the University of Adelaide and Flinders University on a 4 year, $20 million research program to improve our understanding of the environmental, economic and social value of the Great Australian Bight.

      Read More about Great Australian Bight Research Program
    • Field of canola with a old barn in the background

      New Horizons

      The New Horizons program aims to improve poor quality soils and increase broad acre crops and pasture production.

      Read More about New Horizons
    • close up of green crop

      National Oat Breeding Program

      The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) leads the National Oat Breeding program, developing high quality export hay varieties along with improved milling oats – including improved nutritional value.

      Read More about National Oat Breeding Program
    • Woman testing soil in a lab

      Know before you sow - SARDI soil tests

      DNA-based soil testing developed by the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) is helping to prevent crop losses which cost growers an estimated $300 million a year across Australia.

      Read More about Know before you sow - SARDI soil tests
    • Green crop closeup

      What to sow - vital advice for growers

      The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) delivers relevant, timely and independent advice on all major broadacre crops grown in South Australia, and also provides growers with disease and pest solutions.

      Read More about What to sow - vital advice for growers
    • Golden wheat field closeup

      Pasture seed bank prepares for the future

      Australia’s first national pasture and forage genetic resource centre is managed by the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI).

      Read More about Pasture seed bank prepares for the future
    • piglets walking

      Better production for chicken and pork

      South Australia is a national research leader in improving the production of intensive livestock production industries – poultry and pork.

      Read More about Better production for chicken and pork
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  • Jim Cox | Acting Research Chief Sustainable Systems

    PIRSA-SARDI | Sustainable Systems | Water Resources Viticulture & Irrigated Crops

    Phone: (08) 8429 2277

    Mobile: 0418 818 657

    Fax: (08) 8303 9669

    Email: jim.cox@sa.gov.au

    Jim Cox Capability Statement (PDF 392.8 KB)

    Prof Jim Cox is Principal Scientist, Water Resources, Viticulture and Irrigated Crops (WRVIC) within SARDI's Sustainable Systems Division. Jim is Science Leader of WRVIC research and holds Adjunct Pro…

    Prof Jim Cox is Principal Scientist, Water Resources, Viticulture and Irrigated Crops (WRVIC) within SARDI's Sustainable Systems Division. Jim is Science Leader of WRVIC research and holds Adjunct Professor status at Adelaide University.

    Qualifications

    PhD, BSc(Hons)

    Related Case Studies

    • Food safety

      Securing South Australia’s Premium Food and Wine Industry. The Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) Food Safety Program was established to administer a legislative framework that applies food safety regulation to primary industry sectors.

      Read More about Food safety
    • Great Australian Bight

      Great Australian Bight Research Program

      The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) is working with BP, CSIRO,  the University of Adelaide and Flinders University on a 4 year, $20 million research program to improve our understanding of the environmental, economic and social value of the Great Australian Bight.

      Read More about Great Australian Bight Research Program
    • Field of canola with a old barn in the background

      New Horizons

      The New Horizons program aims to improve poor quality soils and increase broad acre crops and pasture production.

      Read More about New Horizons
    • close up of green crop

      National Oat Breeding Program

      The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) leads the National Oat Breeding program, developing high quality export hay varieties along with improved milling oats – including improved nutritional value.

      Read More about National Oat Breeding Program
    • Woman testing soil in a lab

      Know before you sow - SARDI soil tests

      DNA-based soil testing developed by the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) is helping to prevent crop losses which cost growers an estimated $300 million a year across Australia.

      Read More about Know before you sow - SARDI soil tests
    • Green crop closeup

      What to sow - vital advice for growers

      The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) delivers relevant, timely and independent advice on all major broadacre crops grown in South Australia, and also provides growers with disease and pest solutions.

      Read More about What to sow - vital advice for growers
    • Golden wheat field closeup

      Pasture seed bank prepares for the future

      Australia’s first national pasture and forage genetic resource centre is managed by the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI).

      Read More about Pasture seed bank prepares for the future
    • piglets walking

      Better production for chicken and pork

      South Australia is a national research leader in improving the production of intensive livestock production industries – poultry and pork.

      Read More about Better production for chicken and pork
    View all Primary Industries and Regions SA case studies

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  • Jenny Davidson | Science Leader, Plant Health & Biosecurity

    PIRSA-SARDI | Sustainable Systems

    Phone: (08) 8429 2228

    Fax: (08) 8303 9393

    Email: jenny.davidson@sa.gov.au

    Jenny Davidson Capability Statement (PDF 400.0 KB)

    Dr Davidson is Science Leader for Plant Health & Biosecurity, and leader of the Pulse & Oilseed Pathology group. This laboratory is responsible for industry-focused research on diseases of pulse and o…

    Dr Davidson is Science Leader for Plant Health & Biosecurity, and leader of the Pulse & Oilseed Pathology group. This laboratory is responsible for industry-focused research on diseases of pulse and oilseed crops, and provides disease control advice to industry.

    Qualifications

    PhD, MAgSc, BAgSc

    Related Case Studies

    • Food safety

      Securing South Australia’s Premium Food and Wine Industry. The Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) Food Safety Program was established to administer a legislative framework that applies food safety regulation to primary industry sectors.

      Read More about Food safety
    • Great Australian Bight

      Great Australian Bight Research Program

      The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) is working with BP, CSIRO,  the University of Adelaide and Flinders University on a 4 year, $20 million research program to improve our understanding of the environmental, economic and social value of the Great Australian Bight.

      Read More about Great Australian Bight Research Program
    • Field of canola with a old barn in the background

      New Horizons

      The New Horizons program aims to improve poor quality soils and increase broad acre crops and pasture production.

      Read More about New Horizons
    • close up of green crop

      National Oat Breeding Program

      The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) leads the National Oat Breeding program, developing high quality export hay varieties along with improved milling oats – including improved nutritional value.

      Read More about National Oat Breeding Program
    • Woman testing soil in a lab

      Know before you sow - SARDI soil tests

      DNA-based soil testing developed by the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) is helping to prevent crop losses which cost growers an estimated $300 million a year across Australia.

      Read More about Know before you sow - SARDI soil tests
    • Green crop closeup

      What to sow - vital advice for growers

      The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) delivers relevant, timely and independent advice on all major broadacre crops grown in South Australia, and also provides growers with disease and pest solutions.

      Read More about What to sow - vital advice for growers
    • Golden wheat field closeup

      Pasture seed bank prepares for the future

      Australia’s first national pasture and forage genetic resource centre is managed by the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI).

      Read More about Pasture seed bank prepares for the future
    • piglets walking

      Better production for chicken and pork

      South Australia is a national research leader in improving the production of intensive livestock production industries – poultry and pork.

      Read More about Better production for chicken and pork
    View all Primary Industries and Regions SA case studies

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  • Phil Davies | Sub-program Leader, Germplasm

    PIRSA-SARDI | Sustainable Systems | Crop Improvement

    Phone: (08) 8429 0367

    Mobile: 0427 012 130

    Email: phil.davies@sa.gov.au

    Phil Davies Capability Statement (PDF 394.7 KB)

    Dr Phil Davies is a Senior Research Scientist in SARDI's Crop Improvement Science Program Area. He is responsible for conducting research on abiotic stress tolerance in pulse crops and has the nationa…

    Dr Phil Davies is a Senior Research Scientist in SARDI's Crop Improvement Science Program Area. He is responsible for conducting research on abiotic stress tolerance in pulse crops and has the national role of coordinating pulse pre-breeding for Pulse Breeding Australia.

    Qualifications

    PCM, PhD, BAgSc(Hons)

    Related Case Studies

    • Food safety

      Securing South Australia’s Premium Food and Wine Industry. The Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) Food Safety Program was established to administer a legislative framework that applies food safety regulation to primary industry sectors.

      Read More about Food safety
    • Great Australian Bight

      Great Australian Bight Research Program

      The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) is working with BP, CSIRO,  the University of Adelaide and Flinders University on a 4 year, $20 million research program to improve our understanding of the environmental, economic and social value of the Great Australian Bight.

      Read More about Great Australian Bight Research Program
    • Field of canola with a old barn in the background

      New Horizons

      The New Horizons program aims to improve poor quality soils and increase broad acre crops and pasture production.

      Read More about New Horizons
    • close up of green crop

      National Oat Breeding Program

      The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) leads the National Oat Breeding program, developing high quality export hay varieties along with improved milling oats – including improved nutritional value.

      Read More about National Oat Breeding Program
    • Woman testing soil in a lab

      Know before you sow - SARDI soil tests

      DNA-based soil testing developed by the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) is helping to prevent crop losses which cost growers an estimated $300 million a year across Australia.

      Read More about Know before you sow - SARDI soil tests
    • Green crop closeup

      What to sow - vital advice for growers

      The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) delivers relevant, timely and independent advice on all major broadacre crops grown in South Australia, and also provides growers with disease and pest solutions.

      Read More about What to sow - vital advice for growers
    • Golden wheat field closeup

      Pasture seed bank prepares for the future

      Australia’s first national pasture and forage genetic resource centre is managed by the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI).

      Read More about Pasture seed bank prepares for the future
    • piglets walking

      Better production for chicken and pork

      South Australia is a national research leader in improving the production of intensive livestock production industries – poultry and pork.

      Read More about Better production for chicken and pork
    View all Primary Industries and Regions SA case studies

    Read
  • Nigel Fleming | Research Scientist, Water Resources

    PIRSA-SARDI | Sustainable Systems | Water Resources Viticulture & Irrigated Crops

    Phone: (08) 8429 2224

    Mobile: 0401 122 136

    Email: nigel.fleming@sa.gov.au

    Nigel Fleming Capability Statement (PDF 352.5 KB)

    Nigel Fleming is a Research Scientist in the Water Resources, Viticulture and Irrigated Crops Science Program within SARDI's Sustainable Systems Division. Nigel is based at Waite Campus. 

    Nigel Fleming is a Research Scientist in the Water Resources, Viticulture and Irrigated Crops Science Program within SARDI's Sustainable Systems Division. Nigel is based at Waite Campus.

    Qualifications

    MAgSc, BAgSc

    Related Case Studies

    • Food safety

      Securing South Australia’s Premium Food and Wine Industry. The Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) Food Safety Program was established to administer a legislative framework that applies food safety regulation to primary industry sectors.

      Read More about Food safety
    • Great Australian Bight

      Great Australian Bight Research Program

      The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) is working with BP, CSIRO,  the University of Adelaide and Flinders University on a 4 year, $20 million research program to improve our understanding of the environmental, economic and social value of the Great Australian Bight.

      Read More about Great Australian Bight Research Program
    • Field of canola with a old barn in the background

      New Horizons

      The New Horizons program aims to improve poor quality soils and increase broad acre crops and pasture production.

      Read More about New Horizons
    • close up of green crop

      National Oat Breeding Program

      The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) leads the National Oat Breeding program, developing high quality export hay varieties along with improved milling oats – including improved nutritional value.

      Read More about National Oat Breeding Program
    • Woman testing soil in a lab

      Know before you sow - SARDI soil tests

      DNA-based soil testing developed by the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) is helping to prevent crop losses which cost growers an estimated $300 million a year across Australia.

      Read More about Know before you sow - SARDI soil tests
    • Green crop closeup

      What to sow - vital advice for growers

      The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) delivers relevant, timely and independent advice on all major broadacre crops grown in South Australia, and also provides growers with disease and pest solutions.

      Read More about What to sow - vital advice for growers
    • Golden wheat field closeup

      Pasture seed bank prepares for the future

      Australia’s first national pasture and forage genetic resource centre is managed by the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI).

      Read More about Pasture seed bank prepares for the future
    • piglets walking

      Better production for chicken and pork

      South Australia is a national research leader in improving the production of intensive livestock production industries – poultry and pork.

      Read More about Better production for chicken and pork
    View all Primary Industries and Regions SA case studies

    Read
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