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.
PIRSA and GRDC set new horizons for soil programOutcomes from South Australia’s successful New Horizons soil modification program will help frame a new Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) research investment to investigate the management of sandy soils across three states.…Read more about PIRSA and GRDC set new horizons for soil program
$150,000 funding boost for SheepConnect SAPrimary Industries and Regions SA will commit $150,000 to expand Australian Wool Innovation’s (AWI) successful sheep extension program SheepConnect SA.Read more about $150,000 funding boost for SheepConnect SA
Meet to discuss proposed water allocation from BundaleerDiscussions will take place this month with businesses interested in applying for water for agricultural use from the Bundaleer Reservoir, in the state’s Mid North.Read more about Meet to discuss proposed water allocation from Bundaleer
SA/NT agricultural industry to benefit from road upgrade and access improvementsTriple road trains and other combinations up to 53.5 metres long, will soon have access to a decoupling facility, including a livestock transfer tower, on Yorkeys Crossing Road.Read more about SA/NT agricultural industry to benefit from road upgrade and access improvements
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
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'Good Clover, Bad Clover' Field DayThis field day will cover:oestrogenic clover identification and managementeID programs and equipment for sheep.When: Thursday 19 October, 1.00pm – 5.30pmWhere: Richard Kirkland’s...
Ferment the FestivalCelebrating cheese, wine, kombucha, gin and even chocolate, Ferment the Festival is set to showcase a huge selection of fermented food and beverages this October.The four-day festival is set...
- 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...
The New Horizons program aims to improve poor quality soils and increase broad acre crops and pasture production.