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 - Primary Industries

Active industry leader wins Women in Horticulture Award

13 April 2017

A capsicum grower on the Northern Adelaide Plains has won this year's AUSVEG SA Women in Horticulture Award.

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Expanded irrigation area to create 3700 jobs for Northern Adelaide

10 April 2017

The State Government has committed to invest $110 million to help expand the Northern Adelaide Plains irrigated food production area, which would create 3700 jobs in and around Adelaide's northern suburbs and add more than $500 million a year to the…

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South Australia celebrates best ever harvest

30 March 2017

The final numbers are in and South Australia's grain growers have delivered a record-breaking grain harvest, producing 11.1 million tonnes in 2016-17 - or enough to fill the Adelaide Oval to the top of the highest stand 15.6 times.

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South East wine industry shares in $180,000 funding

24 March 2017

Wineries in the state's South East are reaping the benefits of the State Government's new $1.8 million SA Wine Industry Development Scheme (SAWIDS) designed to boost visitor numbers and support the wine sector.

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90-day transport project reaps $56m in benefits as work starts on Eudunda bypass

15 March 2017

Works will start this week on a heavy vehicle bypass at Eudunda - one of the reforms from a 90-day transport project which has already saved the agricultural industry more than $50 million in transport costs.

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South Australia's estimated record-breaking crop harvest

9 March 2017

South Australia’s grain farmers have produced an estimated record-breaking 11.1 million tonne harvest for 2016-17, worth a projected $2.2 billion at the farm gate.

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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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South Australian wineries and associations to receive State Government funding boost

29 January 2017

Forty-four South Australian wineries will receive up to $25,000 each as part of the State Government's new $1 million Cellar Door Grants Program.

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Riverland wineries to receive State Government funding boost

29 January 2017

Two Riverland wineries – Byrne Vineyards and Mallee Estate Wines – will receive up to $25,000 each as part of the State Government's new $1 million Cellar Door Grants Program.

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South East wineries to receive State Government funding boost

29 January 2017

Six South East wineries will receive up to $25,000 each as part of the State Government's new $1 million Cellar Door Grants Program.

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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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