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.
State Government expands its New Horizons
The 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.
PIRSA helping farmers map path to better soil health
New soil pH mapping technology is arming SA farmers with the right information to improve soil health and increase crop and pasture productivity.
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
South Australian farmers set to reap massive yield bonanzaTesting of the South Australian Government’s soil improvement program has delivered amazing results.Read more about South Australian farmers set to reap massive yield bonanza
Lime action on acid soilsFarmers across South Australia can benefit from using lime as an effective and economical treatment of acid soils.Read more about Lime action on acid soils
Strong demand for 3IP River Murray irrigation fundRiver Murray irrigators have shown huge demand for Round Two of the Irrigation Industry Improvement Program (3IP).Read more about Strong demand for 3IP River Murray irrigation fund
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Partnerships on Farm Workshop @ Willalooka TavernAre you a Partner on Farm? Are you interested in increasing your awareness of NRM issues impacting our region and farms?Would like to know how to effectively communicate ideas on farm planni...
Sea and VinesThe McLaren Vale Sea & Vines Festival celebrates the culinary and winemaking traditions of South Australia’s world-class gastronomic destination over the June long weekend.Four new...
- 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...
- 22 Jan
Rabbit disease detected in South AustraliaBiosecurity SA is advising domestic rabbit owners and breeders to be on the lookout for a new strain of rabbit calicivirus - RHDV2 - following the confirmation of recent cases in South Au...
The New Horizons program aims to improve poor quality soils and increase broad acre crops and pasture production.