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Learn about Dareton PII

NSW DPI’s Dareton Primary Industries Institute is a leading research hub delivering outcomes for the national industry-funded via projects in rootstock and scion variety evaluation, irrigation, nutrition and crop management.

The NSW DPI at Dareton PII is a service provider that has experience delivering complex projects. These projects have often been funded by Hort Innovation (and its previous iterations), and the DPI has active, ongoing RD&E projects which involve working with outside organisations  – many of which are aligned directly with agricultural industries of Australia, including Citrus Australia, and other research agencies, including the University of Queensland, Queensland University, Agriculture Victoria and Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

NSW DPI as a whole is one of the largest research providers to primary industries in Australia with a research portfolio of more than 900 active projects and an annual expenditure greater than $100 million. NSW DPI is the lead agency for citrus in the National RD&E Framework for Horticulture and co-invests over $4 million in active R&D projects with the citrus industry.