Current Alerts

Port Noarlunga Reef prohibition on spearfishing

Spear fishing by hand, gun or other device is prohibited in the Port Noarlunga Reef area.This is consistent with the historical use of the Port Noarlunga Reef as a highly popular swimming location.PIRSA reminds all fishers that any form of spear fish…

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Fruit fly outbreaks in Woodville Gardens & West Hindmarsh areas

An outbreak of Queensland Fruit Fly (Q-fly) has been declared in the Woodville Gardens area following the detection of three male flies in the area on Friday 19 January 2018, and a total of 5 single flies within the previous 14 days.An outbreak of Qu…

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News - Primary Industries

Livestock care in extreme heat

18 January 2018

Livestock owners are reminded to take special care of their stock during the current period of extreme heat.

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New leadership for the state's sheep and cattle advisory groups

18 December 2017

The South Australian Sheep and Cattle Advisory Groups will go into 2018 with new leadership. Both groups provide advice to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries on issues of significance to the livestock industry.

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History of Agriculture website unveils fresh new look

21 November 2017

Anyone wondering how pigs were first introduced to South Australia (via Kangaroo Island) or how early agronomists decided to hone in on the Northern Adelaide Plains for horticulture production can find out at the click of a button.

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New legislation paves the way for industrial hemp industry in SA

11 November 2017

The proclamation of the Industrial Hemp Act 2017 and associated regulatory framework, which will come into effect on Sunday 12 November, will allow for the cultivation of industrial hemp and the processing and manufacture of industrial hemp products…

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South Australia's crop estimate revised upwards

18 October 2017

South Australia's 2017-18 estimated grain harvest has been revised upwards to 6.7 million tonnes, from an earlier prediction of 6.4 million tonnes, with an estimated farm gate value of $1.7 billion.

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$800,000 in grants for food and beverage businesses to taste success

28 September 2017

Applications for Round 4 of the Advanced Food Manufacturing Grants Program are now open, to help South Australian businesses develop new and exciting products.

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Are your NLIS documents complete?

20 September 2017

Sheep and goat producers are being reminded to ensure stock are correctly identified and that the National Vendor Declaration (NVD) is correctly filled out before leaving their property.

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All of PIRSA's services under one roof at Riverland Field Days

12 September 2017

Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) will once again be offering a one-stop-shop for its services and programs at this year's Riverland Field Days.

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Agricultural teacher named State Rural Ambassador

7 September 2017

An agricultural teacher from Orroroo in the Southern Flinders Ranges has been announced as the winner of the 2017 State Rural Ambassador Award – as the awards program reaches its milestone 20th anniversary.

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Operation Poach puts livestock thieves on notice

23 August 2017

SA Police (SAPOL) are stepping up 'Operation Poach' and increasing the number of Livestock Inspectors in country areas, following a rise in livestock theft across the State.

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