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
Small Hive Beetle removed as a ‘notifiable pest’ in South AustraliaSmall Hive Beetle (SHB) is no longer a notifiable pest in South Australia.Read more about Small Hive Beetle removed as a ‘notifiable pest’ in South Australia
‘Regions in Focus’ roadshows begin in the BarossaThe first of a series of statewide ‘Regions in Focus’ roadshows over the next two months is being held in the Barossa this week.Read more about ‘Regions in Focus’ roadshows begin in the Barossa
$440,000 for Premium Food and Wine clustersThe State Government will fund six projects in the Murraylands, Riverland and Limestone Coast so they can work together as part of the Food and Wine Co-Innovation Cluster Program.Read more about $440,000 for Premium Food and Wine clusters
Plan for $330 million revenue increase for sheep industryA sheep industry plan to drive profitability and innovation and increase revenue by more than $330 million, has received a $140,000 boost from the State Government.Read more about Plan for $330 million revenue increase for sheep industry
$115,000 State Government grant for Clare winery bush cafePaulett Wines in Clare will establish a new bush food café at its cellar door through a $115,608 grant from the State Government’s Regional Development Fund.Read more about $115,000 State Government grant for Clare winery bush cafe
Port River Mud Cockle Fishery closure to continueThe closure of the Port River Mud Cockle Fishery to commercial and recreational fishing will continue for another year, due to ongoing concerns over the recovery of local stocks.Read more about Port River Mud Cockle Fishery closure to continue
Serious concerns about super trawler near SA watersSerious concerns about the impacts of the super trawler, FV Geelong Star, must be addressed before it commences operating in waters near South Australia.Read more about Serious concerns about super trawler near SA waters
Poultry jobs may come home to roost on FleurieuThe Fleurieu Peninsula is one step closer to regaining a local poultry industry.Read more about Poultry jobs may come home to roost on Fleurieu
Commercial quotas to increase as future of Pipi looks brightThe state’s commercial Pipi fishery continues to rebound and the commercial quota will be increased from 450 tonnes to 500 tonnes for the upcoming fishing season.Read more about Commercial quotas to increase as future of Pipi looks bright
$7.1 million for South East forestry projectsSix forest and wood product projects in the state’s South East will share more than $7 million in funding allocated through the State Government’s South East Forestry Partnership Program (SEFPP).Read more about $7.1 million for South East forestry projects
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Coonawarra Cellar DwellersCoonawarra will dig out some treasures from their cellars to offer visitors a rare opportunity to taste and buy aged wine during the month of July. Coonawarra wines are well known for their...
Adelaide Beer and BBQ FestivalTo be held over three days in the historic Brick Cattle Pavilion and lawns at the Adelaide Showground, the inaugural Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival is South Australia’s biggest beer and c...
- 24 Mar
Riverland poultry owners advised to increase biosecurity surveillanceBiosecurity SA has advised that it has recently confirmed a case of Infectious Larygotracheitis (ILT) in a backyard poultry flock in the Riverland.
- 4 Jan
PIRSA advice for landowners who have injured livestockThe bushfire emergency which has burnt 12,000 hectares across the Adelaide Hills has significantly affected farms and other private land in the area.
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What is New Horizons?
New Horizons is a program being delivered by PIRSA through Rural Solutions SA that aims to increase productivity in the field crop and livestock sectors through improving poor 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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