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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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 - Rural Solutions SA

Facelift for historic Burra tourism accommodation

25 October 2016

Burra’s heritage listed Paxton Square Cottages built in 1849 are set to be upgraded and modernised with support from a $200,000 State Government Regional Development Fund grant.

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$650,000 grant for Two Wells abattoir redevelopment

25 October 2016

35 ongoing jobs will be created in the state’s Barossa, Light and Lower North region through a redevelopment and extension to the Prime Valley Pastoral abattoir in Two Wells.

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Free workshop to assist South East grain growers in market decisions

28 September 2016

South East grain growers are invited to a free grain marketing workshop to help them identify strategies to maximise returns from this year’s harvest.

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Potential for 5000 jobs as Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme progresses

16 September 2016

A proposal to expand the use of recycled water for primary production in the Northern Adelaide Plains suggests there is the potential to create more than 5000 jobs.

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PIRSA's one-stop-shop at Riverland Field Days

15 September 2016

Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) will once again offer a raft of information about its services and programs at this year’s Riverland Field Days at Barmera.

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New Aboriginal Partnerships Unit for state’s primary industries

7 July 2016

A new Aboriginal Partnerships Unit will become a dedicated and central point of advice and leadership for Aboriginal engagement in primary industries and economic development.

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State Government expands its New Horizons

19 May 2016

The State Government's revolutionary soil management project, New Horizons, will enter its third year of research as planting gets underway in May at its three trial sites.

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PIRSA helping farmers map path to better soil health

20 April 2016

New soil pH mapping technology is arming SA farmers with the right information to improve soil health and increase crop and pasture productivity.

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Soil acidity issues on Eyre Peninsula

6 April 2016

Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula and Primary Industries and Regions SA are working together on the problem of soil acidity in the lower Eyre Peninsula, where the ironstone and sandy soils are inherently prone to acidification.

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PIRSA at South East Field Days

16 March 2016

Advice on everything from drought management to weeds and other pests will be available at the Primary Industries and Regions SA tent this weekend at the South East Field Days at Lucindale.

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Media Contacts

Kate Husband - Communications Manager, Primary Industries
Email: Kate.Husband@sa.gov.au
Phone: 0423 296 579

Celia Brissenden - Communications Manager, Regional Development
Email: celia.brissenden@sa.gov.au


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