Current Alerts

Oyster virus detected in Port River

Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) virus has been detected in feral Pacific Oysters in the Port River. At this stage POMS has not been detected in South Australian oyster farming areas.To reduce the risk of POMS spreading, PIRSA has implemented…

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Mediterranean fruit fly outbreak declared in Kilburn area

An outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly (Med-fly) has been declared in the Kilburn area following the detection of a single female fly on Friday 2 February 2018, with a total of three single flies detected within the previous 14 days.A 1.5 kilometre q…

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Queensland fruit fly outbreak declared in Brooklyn Park area

An outbreak of Queensland fruit fly (Q-fly) has been declared in Brooklyn Park following a larval detection confirmed in the area on Wednesday 14 February 2018.A 1.5 kilometre quarantine area has been established around the outbreak, and an eradicati…

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News - Primary Industries

Pathology scientist wins Women in Horticulture Award

12 April 2018

Sue Pederick from Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) has won the Women in Horticulture Award at the AUSVEG SA Awards, for recognition of her dedication to plant disease diagnostics work and commitment to working with industry.

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Transport project reaps $80 million in industry benefits

15 February 2018

Primary producers and road transport operators have received estimated industry benefits of at least $80 million from the 90 day Improving Road Transport for the Agriculture Industry project.

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Livestock care in extreme heat

7 February 2018

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

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Livestock care in extreme heat

24 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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