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.
South Australia's agriculture, food, wine and forestry industries are a vital part of the state's economy, our largest export sector and a major employer. In 2016-17, they generated about $22.5 billion in revenue and accounted for 57% of the state's merchandise exports.
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
Scientists and recreational fishers collaborate to protect SA’s iconic King George WhitingResearchers who are working to protect the future of South Australia’s iconic King George Whiting stocks are seeking assistance from recreational fishers to support the cause with a donation to science.Read more about Scientists and recreational fishers collaborate to protect SA’s iconic King George Whiting
Renmark Irrigation Trust water certification is a world firstThe Riverland now boasts the world’s first irrigation area to receive global certification against the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) International Water Stewardship Standard.Read more about Renmark Irrigation Trust water certification is a world first
Pathology scientist wins Women in Horticulture AwardSue Pederick from Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) has won the Women in Horticulture Award at the AUSVEG SA Awards, for recognition of her dedication to plant disease diagnostics work and commitment to working with industry.Read more about Pathology scientist wins Women in Horticulture Award
Dairy discovers more loafing means less time working and better returnsEven dairy cows enjoy a good space to ‘loaf’ around in.Read more about Dairy discovers more loafing means less time working and better returns
King George Whiting fishing closure starts 1 MayPrimary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) reminds recreational and commercial fishers thatthe King George Whiting spawning spatial closure will commence Monday 1 May until Thursday31 May.Read more about King George Whiting fishing closure starts 1 May
SA's commercial oysters declared POMS-freeSamples from all of South Australia’s commercial oyster growing areas have tested negative to the Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) virus.Read more about SA's commercial oysters declared POMS-free
Aerial assault begins on fruit fly in SAThe first sterile fruit flies produced at the new National SIT Facility in Port Augusta have been released today over metropolitan Adelaide to help protect South Australia's $1.25 billion horticulture industry.Read more about Aerial assault begins on fruit fly in SA
Regulation changes for honey bee industry align with best practiceThe South Australian honeybee industry is set to follow the latest in biosecurity best practice with changes to the Livestock Regulations 2013 to take effect this month (April).Read more about Regulation changes for honey bee industry align with best practice
Eggs-pert advice on bait and berley this EasterIf you want make the most of the balmy weather this Easter long weekend, why not dust off your rods and reels and head out for a spot of fishing?Read more about Eggs-pert advice on bait and berley this Easter
Make sure fruit and vegetables don't 'hop' into the Riverland this Easter long weekendSouth Australians are being urged to remember to ‘Eat it, Bin it, or Declare it, if they are holidaying in the Riverland or travelling interstate this Easter long weekend.Read more about Make sure fruit and vegetables don't 'hop' into the Riverland this Easter long weekend
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Food Tourism Business DevelopmentThe ‘Food Tourism’ forum is organized to assist the business sector to develop cross-cultural understanding of food culture, agriculture and food tourism services in Australia an...
Simulated exercise to keep the Riverland fruit fly readyA simulated fruit fly outbreak exercise will be held in the Riverland to ensure the local horticulture industry and government are ready to respond to such an event.Exercise Fruit Fly Ready ...
- 1 Mar
Oyster virus detected in Port RiverPacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) virus has been detected in feral Pacific Oysters in the Port River. At this stage POMS has not been detected in South Australian oyster farming areas...
- 2 Feb
Mediterranean fruit fly outbreak declared in Kilburn areaAn outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly (Med-fly) has been declared in the Kilburn area following the detection of a single female fly on Friday 2 February 2018, with a total of three single ...