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$1.8 million upgrade to soil testing centre to boost agriculture in South Australia

27 December 2018

Australia’s grains, horticulture and wine industries will benefit from a $1.8 million upgrade to the South Australian Research and Development Institute’s Molecular Diagnostic Centre (MDC), which conducts vital diagnostic soil testin…

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Lions clubs and FaB mentors helping to deliver drought support this Christmas

20 December 2018

The State Government's Family and Business (FaB) Support mentors program has joined forces with the Australian Lions Foundation to deliver $100,000 worth of financial aid to drought-affected farmers and farming families just in time for Christmas.…

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Riverland call to action on Fruit Fly

12 December 2018

A call to action has been issued for the entire Riverland community to eradicate waste material that could be a host for fruit fly after an outbreak of Q-fly was detected in Loxton on Thursday.

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Fruit Fly Outbreak declared in the Riverland

7 December 2018

An outbreak of Queensland fruit fly (Q-fly) has been detected in Loxton following the discovery of seven male flies.

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Action on acid soils

3 December 2018

Farmers in the Mid North and the upper Yorke Peninsula will benefit from a new project offering innovative and cost-effective solutions for managing and treating acid soils.

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Grain harvest estimated at 4.9 million tonnes

29 November 2018

South Australia's 2018–19 grain harvest has fallen to an estimated 4.9 million tonnes with harvest now underway – affirming the challenging seasonal conditions across the state during winter and spring.

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Last call for feedback on artisan meat processing on Kangaroo Island

27 November 2018

Residents and livestock producers interested in opportunities for small-scale artisan meat processing on Kangaroo Island have until the end of the week (Friday 30 November) to provide their feedback to the State Government.

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Industrial hemp trial results pave way for $3 million South Australian industry

22 November 2018

Positive results from the first trials of industrial hemp in South Australia will pave the way for an industry anticipated to be worth $3 million in farm gate value per annum within five years.

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New award to recognise South Australia's outstanding agricultural communities

21 November 2018

South Australian towns flying the flag for primary industries will be eligible for a new award – South Australian Ag Town of the Year - which aims to highlight the vital role agriculture plays in regional communities.

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World's best converge in Adelaide for Great Wine Capitals Annual General Meeting

5 November 2018

The global spotlight will shine on South Australia this week with about 100 wine delegates and industry enthusiasts from around the world travelling to the state to experience our internationally renowned wine regions and strengthen networks.

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