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.
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
Latest results from New Horizons confirm soil successThe latest results from the State Government’s soil improvement project have confirmed sandy soils can be greatly improved, resulting in increased grain yields.Read more about Latest results from New Horizons confirm soil success
New Horizons for a new seasonAn exciting research program aimed at improving soil to dramatically increase crop production is set to expand, after demonstrating at least a doubling of grain yield in its first season of trials.Read more about New Horizons for a new season
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Ceduna OysterfestAustralia’s largest oyster festival, held in the Eyre Peninsula.Event information
Coonawarra Cabernet CelebrationsOver 30 events and exclusive tastings at Coonawarra cellar doors.Event information...
- 1 Jun
Detection of Russian wheat aphidThe State Government is responding to detections of the exotic pest - Russian wheat aphid - which has been found in cereal crops in the State's mid-north.The initial detection was on a site ...
- 3 May
Metropolitan Adelaide fruit fly outbreaksAn outbreak of Mediterranean Fruit Fly (MFF) has been declared in Colonel Light Gardens following the detection of fruit fly larvae on 3 May 2016.A 1.5 kilometre quarantine area has been est...
The New Horizons program aims to improve poor quality soils and increase broad acre crops and pasture production.