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Cropping & Horticulture research

Cropping Systems

NSW DPI, in collaboration with our major investment partner the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), is at the forefront of agricultural research NSW and the largest research organisation in Australia. Our R&D teams conduct applied, scientifically sound, independent research to advance the profitability and sustainability of our farming systems.


NSW DPI supports the horticultural industry through the provision of practical advice and knowledge, research scientists, diagnostic laboratories, publications, horticultural courses and regulatory services.

DPI Research & Development projects

Grains Agronomy and Pathology Partnership

The five-year Grains Agronomy and Pathology Partnership between NSW DPI and GRDC has delivered immense benefits for growers and the Australian grains industry, boosting business productivity and long-term savings and returns.

Paddock to supermarket traceability

As consumers demand more transparency around what they are eating, NSW DPI is encouraging fresh food producers to use technology to track and trace a product’s journey from paddock to plate.

Working with us

Have a research idea? We invite you to partner with us and share our expertise, our unique locations throughout NSW, and our infrastructure, to solve some of the greatest challenges we face today.

Contact us to start working together