Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) is a key economic development agency in the Government of South Australia, with responsibility for the prosperity of the state's primary industries and regions.
PIRSA’S Biosecurity SA Division manages the risks to South Australia posed by animal and plant pests and diseases, food borne illnesses, and misuse of rural chemicals.Agriculture food and winenextFisheries and Aquaculture
Fisheries and Aquaculture
PIRSA’S Fisheries and Aquaculture division manages the use of South Australia’s aquatic resources to maximise the environmental, social and economic benefits to South Australian communities and ensure the sustainable development of our fisheries and aquaculture industries.Biosecurity SAnextForestry
PIRSA’S Forestry division works with businesses and the community to promote the future of the forestry and wood products industry in South Australia and seeks new opportunities for development.Fisheries and AquaculturenextRural Solutions SA
Regions SA provides an integrated cross-sector, cross-government and regionally focused approach to improving economic and social outcomes for regions.Fisheries and AquaculturenextRural Solutions SA
Rural Solutions SA
Rural Solutions SA is PIRSA’S key delivery agent for major programs and projects across South Australia, and provides consultancy services to private and public sector organisations locally, nationally and internationally.ForestrynextSARDI
SARDI provides research and development services to the state government, commercial clients and research partners to help make South Australia’s primary industries and regions internationally competitive and ecologically sustainable.Rural Solutions SAnextAgriculture food and wine
Undersize garfish haul sees fisher finedA commercial marine scalefish fisher detected with a significant quantity of undersize garfish has been handed a hefty penalty for his illegal haul.Read more about Undersize garfish haul sees fisher fined
$50 million deal to secure grain researchThe future of grain research in South Australia has been secured through a joint $50 million investment by the State Government and the Grains Research and Development Corporation.Read more about $50 million deal to secure grain research
Latest results from New Horizons confirm soil successThe latest results from the State Government’s soil improvement project have confirmed sandy soils can be greatly improved, resulting in increased grain yields.Read more about Latest results from New Horizons confirm soil success
Seventh consecutive above average grain harvestSouth Australia’s grain harvest has once again produced an above average crop, according to the State Government’s latest Crop and Pasture Report.Read more about Seventh consecutive above average grain harvest
Post-trial monitoring produces timely advice for orange growersCitrus growers are now armed with information to combat a potential future threat to production.Read more about Post-trial monitoring produces timely advice for orange growers
Protecting South Australia's oyster industry from POMSA mandatory ban on the movement of Pacific oysters and equipment associated with oyster farming across South Australia has been implemented to protect the state’s valuable oyster industry.Read more about Protecting South Australia's oyster industry from POMS
Warning of hefty penalties for reef pickingFishers are being reminded that it is illegal to remove any bottom dwelling aquatic organisms from intertidal reef areas in South Australia and anyone caught illegally targeting these valuable habitats could face considerable penalties.Read more about Warning of hefty penalties for reef picking
$900,000 grant for new dairy technology to create jobs in Adelaide HillsInvestment in new technology to extend the shelf life of biodynamic dairy products will boost market access for an Adelaide Hills company and create 13 jobs in the region.Read more about $900,000 grant for new dairy technology to create jobs in Adelaide Hills
$500,000 grant towards new McLaren Vale distillery to create 8 jobsA new whisky distillery in McLaren Vale using local grain will create job opportunities and a new tourism experience in the region.Read more about $500,000 grant towards new McLaren Vale distillery to create 8 jobs
Murray Cod to be released in River MurrayMurray Cod fingerlings will be released into the River Murray today in order to boost the population of the iconic species.Read more about Murray Cod to be released in River Murray
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Port Lincoln - Recreational Fishing Review Community meetingThe Lincoln Marine Science Centre, 1 Hindmarsh Street, Port Lincoln
Ceduna - Recreational Fishing Review community meetingThe Ceduna Foreshore Hotel Motel, 32 O’Loughlin Terrace, Ceduna
- 4 Feb
Declaration of a Livestock Standstill for Pacific OystersFollowing the detection of Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) in Tasmania, the Minister for Agriculture Food and Fisheries declared on Thursday, 4 February 2016 a Livestock Standstill...
- 22 Jan
Rabbit disease detected in South AustraliaBiosecurity SA is advising domestic rabbit owners and breeders to be on the lookout for a new strain of rabbit calicivirus - RHDV2 - following the confirmation of recent cases in South Au...
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What is New Horizons?
New Horizons is a PIRSA initiative to significantly improve broadacre crop and livestock pasture productivity on South Australia’s poorly performing soils.
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What is SARMS?
SARMS, which stands for the South Australian River Murray Sustainability Program, is a $265 million program funded by the Australian Government and delivered by PIRSA through Rural Solutions SA.
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Why is the Charter for Stronger Regional Policy important?
Through the Charter for Stronger Regional Policy, PIRSA is supporting the Minister for Regional Development, the Hon. Geoff Brock MP, to deliver improved economic and social outcomes for regional South Australia.
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Why is the Premium Food and Wine Produced in our Clean Environment and Exported to the World economic priority important?
The rapidly increasing global demand for high quality food and wine, combined with South Australia’s strong reputation for food safety, biosecurity and product integrity, creates significant opportunities for the state.
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