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.
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
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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National Wine Centre 2016 Winter Food & Wine FestivalThe National Wine Centre will be abuzz on Sunday, August 28, as the home base for some of South Australia’s premier food and wine regions. Experience the incredible diversity of SA in ...
Royal Adelaide ShowThe Royal Adelaide Show is an annual agricultural show run by the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia. The Show always begins on the first Friday in September, an...
- 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.