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
Food loss and farm waste - a regional opportunity
A study into how to turn food loss and industry waste into an economic opportunity is being undertaken in the Riverland, Murraylands and Murray Mallee.
State Government support to boost local oyster industry
The State Government is providing financial and other assistance to the state oyster industry in order to help secure the 240 jobs directly involved in the sector.
Career inspiration the focus for young regional trainees
Young trainees from Yorke Peninsula councils today attended the first of a series of networking and professional development events as part of the State Government's $2 million Regional Youth Traineeship Program.
Pipi seasonal closure begins 1 June
The annual statewide closure for the taking of Pipi (Goolwa Cockles) in South Australian waters comes into effect on Wednesday 1 June.
Annual Southern Rock Lobster closure to commence
Recreational fishers are reminded that the annual closure for Southern Rock Lobster fishing will begin at 6pm on Tuesday 31 May.
Young farmers wanted for Birchip farm expo bus trip
The Upper South East's young cropping farmers are being encouraged to jump aboard a free bus trip to the Birchip Cropping Group Future Farmers Expo, in western Victoria, in July.
Have your say on the legal cultivation of poppies in South Australia
The introduction of poppy cultivation in South Australia is now one step closer with the State Government asking the community to provide feedback on a discussion paper and draft regulations.
Mypolonga's first garlic farm kicks into high gear
Organic garlic farmer Paul Cooper powered up his new mechanised garlic operation this month, with his entire crop already pre-sold.
Pecans proving perfect match for Riverland
Harvest has started on South Australia's first commercial pecan farm, with owner Dave Otto de Grancy ready for a bumper crop.
What's growing in your garden? Have your say on weed review
Biosecurity SA is inviting home gardeners to have their say on backyard plants that could be banned from sale in South Australia under the declared plant review.
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Partnerships on Farm Workshop @ Willalooka TavernAre you a Partner on Farm? Are you interested in increasing your awareness of NRM issues impacting our region and farms?Would like to know how to effectively communicate ideas on farm planni...
Sea and VinesThe McLaren Vale Sea & Vines Festival celebrates the culinary and winemaking traditions of South Australia’s world-class gastronomic destination over the June long weekend.Four new...
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Metropolitan Adelaide fruit fly outbreaksAn outbreak of Mediterranean Fruit Fly (MFF) has been declared in Colonel Light Gardens following the detection of fruit fly larvae on 3 May 2016.A 1.5 kilometre quarantine area has been est...
- 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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