Current Alerts

Exotic Plant Pest: Tomato Potato Psyllid and Zebra Chip

Biosecurity SA has implemented a new Condition 17 of the Plant Quarantine Standard South Australia, imposing restrictions and prohibitions on hosts in the solanaceae and convolvulaceae families. This directly effects well-known products like potatoes…

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Sand Crab kill at Tennyson

PIRSA is aware of dead sand crabs at Tennyson Beach and is currently investigating the issue. A site inspection is being conducted today along with samples collected to determine the cause of the event.From preliminary information, It is likely the e…

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Pulpy Kidney alert - Flinders Ranges

Livestock producers in the Hawker/Cradock and Flinders Ranges region are being advised that pulpy kidney (enterotaxaemia) may be contributing to recent livestock deaths in the area and they should vaccinate as soon as possible.Read the full media rel…

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News

Goolwa Beach reopens to Pipi fishing

24 February 2017

Goolwa Beach reopens for recreational Pipi (Goolwa Cockle) fishing on Saturday 25 February 2017.

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Gawler River floodplains producers back to business

23 February 2017

Northern Adelaide Plains vegetable and fruit growers are returning to production, with harvest underway and flood waste removed from their properties.

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Assistance for primary producers extended to Mid Murray in South Australia

22 February 2017

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and South Australian Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Leon Bignell today announced that Category C assistance for primary producers would be extended to the local government area of Mid Murray following…

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Pet vaccine reminder ahead of new moves to tackle wild rabbits

15 February 2017

South Australian pet rabbit owners and commercial rabbit farmers are reminded to make sure vaccinations are up to date ahead of the national release of the new strain of calicivirus RHDV1 K5 next month to manage the growing feral rabbit population.…

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New saleyard for Crystal Brook

15 February 2017

A new sheep and lamb saleyard is set to be established at Crystal Brook, with support from a $115,000 Upper Spencer Gulf and Outback Futures Program grant.

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George the Farmer co-creator wins the 2017 SA Rural Women's Award

14 February 2017

Simone Kain’s passion for teaching children about where their food comes from has helped her win the 2017 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Rural Women’s Award.

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Jobs and growth for Port Pirie home improvement business

9 February 2017

A Port Pirie home improvement business is poised to capitalise on niche market opportunities through support from a State Government grant.

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Livestock care in extreme heat

8 February 2017

Livestock owners are reminded to take special care of their stock over the coming days of extreme heat.

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Finalists announced for SA Rural Women’s Award

8 February 2017

Three finalists are in the running to be named the 2017 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Rural Women’s Award recipient for South Australia.

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New Loxton Research Centre video

3 February 2017

Check out our new video on the Loxton Research Centre.

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