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
Free workshop to assist South East grain growers in market decisionsSouth East grain growers are invited to a free grain marketing workshop to help them identify strategies to maximise returns from this year’s harvest.Read more about Free workshop to assist South East grain growers in market decisions
$300,000 grant for new grain facility in DublinA new grain packing, cleaning and storage facility at Dublin in the state's Barossa, Light and Lower North region will create significant export opportunities for local growers.Read more about $300,000 grant for new grain facility in Dublin
Warning for Linke's Central Meat Store Metwurst and PepperoniFollowing food safety checks by the Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA), a number of mettwursts and pepperoni from Linke's Central Meat Store have been recalled and SA Health is advising people not to consume them.…Read more about Warning for Linke's Central Meat Store Metwurst and Pepperoni
Animal health threats loom large with changing weatherBiosecurity SA is urging livestock producers to build their defences against a range of animal health risks this spring.Read more about Animal health threats loom large with changing weather
SA's Best of Wine Tourism award winners announcedSeven South Australian businesses from four different wine regions have been named winners of the Best of Wine Tourism awards as part of Adelaide’s membership to the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.Read more about SA's Best of Wine Tourism award winners announced
Shandong training delegation learning about SA's biosecurity practicesA group of 14 staff from Shandong Department of Agriculture are visiting South Australia to learn about the state’s world class phytosanitary (plant health) and biosecurity practices.Read more about Shandong training delegation learning about SA's biosecurity practices
Southern Zone rock lobster season opens 1 OctoberRecreational fishers are being reminded to ensure their 2016-17 pot registrations are up to date, with recreational rock lobster fishing activity set to recommence in the Southern Zone from 6 am on Saturday 1 October.Read more about Southern Zone rock lobster season opens 1 October
South Australia’s grain crop – above average for the 8th timeSouth Australia is heading towards an eighth consecutive above average crop with the 2016–17 estimate at 8.9 million tonnes - worth an estimated $1.8 billion at the farm gate.Read more about South Australia’s grain crop – above average for the 8th time
Investment in River Murray communities’ long-term futureThe Australian and South Australian governments have today announced funding for three new innovative jobs projects designed to diversify productivity and create new opportunities in the River Murray region.Read more about Investment in River Murray communities’ long-term future
Farmers one step closer to cultivating poppiesFarmers in South Australia will soon be able to apply to become a registered poppy producer with State Government regulations coming into effect today (Friday, September 16).Read more about Farmers one step closer to cultivating poppies
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Ceduna OysterfestAustralia’s largest oyster festival, held in the Eyre Peninsula.Event information
Kangaroo Island Field DayThe Kangaroo Island Field Day will be held on 29 September at the Kingscote Oval (Solidiers’ Memorial Park). Entrance to the venue is via the main gates on Centenary Avenue or the rear...
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Detection of Russian wheat aphidThe State Government is responding to detections of the exotic pest - Russian wheat aphid - which has been found in cereal crops in the State's mid-north.The initial detection was on a site ...
- 3 May
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...
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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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