Rural Solutions SA is Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) key delivery agent for major programs and projects across South Australia, and provides consultancy services to private and public sector organisations locally, nationally and internationally.
We provide a wide range of specialist consultancy services within:
- fisheries and aquaculture
- natural resource management
- mining and energy
- regional development sectors.
The $265 million Australian Government funded South Australian River Murray Sustainability (SARMS) Program is being delivered by PIRSA through Rural Solutions SA. SARMS will support South Australian River Murray communities through investment in:
- irrigation efficiencies
- water returns
- irrigation industry assistance
- regional economic development.
We are also leading the New Horizons Program, exploring new techniques to help farmers improve the fertility and productivity of the crop growing soils.
Seed Services Australia, the leading seed inspection, certification and testing program for the Australian seed industry, is delivered as part of Rural Solutions SA.
Our reputation as a provider of consultancy services has been built and maintained through:
- outstanding client focus
- strong people capabilities
- meeting the needs and objectives of stakeholders and customers.
Facelift for historic Burra tourism accommodationBurra’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.Read more about Facelift for historic Burra tourism accommodation
$650,000 grant for Two Wells abattoir redevelopment35 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.Read more about $650,000 grant for Two Wells abattoir redevelopment
Free workshop to assist South East grain growers in market decisionsSouth East grain growers are invited to a free grain marketing workshop to help them identify strategies to maximise returns from this year’s harvest.Read more about Free workshop to assist South East grain growers in market decisions
Potential for 5000 jobs as Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme progressesA 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.Read more about Potential for 5000 jobs as Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme progresses
PIRSA's one-stop-shop at Riverland Field DaysPrimary 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.Read more about PIRSA's one-stop-shop at Riverland Field Days
New Aboriginal Partnerships Unit for state’s primary industriesA new Aboriginal Partnerships Unit will become a dedicated and central point of advice and leadership for Aboriginal engagement in primary industries and economic development.Read more about New Aboriginal Partnerships Unit for state’s primary industries
State Government expands its New HorizonsThe 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.Read more about State Government expands its New Horizons
PIRSA helping farmers map path to better soil healthNew soil pH mapping technology is arming SA farmers with the right information to improve soil health and increase crop and pasture productivity.Read more about PIRSA helping farmers map path to better soil health
Soil acidity issues on Eyre PeninsulaNatural 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.Read more about Soil acidity issues on Eyre Peninsula
PIRSA at South East Field DaysAdvice 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.Read more about PIRSA at South East Field Days
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Stirling Laneways MarketDates for 2016-17:25 September23 October27 November18 December22 January26 February26 March23 April (Season Finale)Time: 10.00am until 4.00pm Location: Stirling, Adelaide HillsMore informati...
Ebenezer Night MarketsEbenezer Night Markets offer a wide selection of food, jewellery, fashion, artwork and crafts. They run on selected dates during summer.Dates for 2016-17:Friday 25 November 2016Friday 9 Dece...
- 15 Feb
Exotic Plant Pest: Tomato Potato Psyllid and Zebra ChipBiosecurity 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 famil...
- 8 Feb
Sand Crab kill at TennysonPIRSA is aware of dead sand crabs at Tennyson Beach and is currently investigating the issue. A site inspection is being conducted today along with samples collected to determine the cause o...
The New Horizons program aims to improve poor quality soils and increase broad acre crops and pasture production.