The Dareton Primary Industries Institute is located on 243ha in the major fruit growing area of the Lower Murray Darling region, 10km from the junction of the Murray and Darling rivers. The Institute is in the Coomealla irrigation area, 3km from Dareton and 10km from Wentworth (the town situated at the junction of Australia’s largest rivers — the Murray and Darling rivers). About one-third of the site’s area has soils suitable for horticulture.
This rich and progressive fruit-growing area forms part of the intensively developed Sunraysia District of New South Wales and Victoria, and the Riverland area of South Australia:
Research at the Institute is primarily directed at improving the sustainability of citrus production and has some of the oldest citrus varieties planted in 1955 trials, along with old varieties of trees that you cannot find anywhere else in Australia.
Established in 1948, the Institute has a long history of research primarily focused on citrus.
The Institute’s primary research focus is on improving the sustainability of the citrus industry.
Situated on 243 hectares of land, the Institute has a range of research, education, farming and community resources.
Located in the major fruit growing area of the Lower Murray Darling region, the Institute experiences warm summers and mild winters.
1998 Silver City Highway
Dareton Agricultural Research and Advisory Station
Phone: (03) 5019 8400
International: +61 3 5019 8400
Fax: (03) 5027 4319