South Australia produces fruit, vegetable and nuts for local and export markets. The state's climate is ideal for growing specific crops.
The Adelaide Hills region is excellent for apples, pears, cherries and strawberries. The Riverland is renowned for its citrus, stonefruit and almonds and the Adelaide Plains, around Virginia, is the state’s primary greenhouse area, producing tomatoes, capsicums and cucumbers.
In 2014-15 the industry contributed $3.1 billion to South Australia’s economy.
Information for growers
- Citrus growers Fund
- Agricultural and veterinary chemicals
- Importing commercial plants and plant products
- Exporting commercial plants and plant products
- Fruit fly prevention, detection and eradication
- Plant health
- Plant pest fact sheets
- Rural Solutions consultancy services
- South Australian Research and Development Institute
Food safety legislation
Legislation sets out the safety requirements for food growers, packers and processors.
- Citrus in South Australia - English language version ()
- Citrus in South Australia - Chinese language version ()
Industry development and Industry Fund contacts
Phone: (08) 8429 0441
Plant movements, health and disease contacts
24 hour Fruit Fly hotline: 1300 666 010
Exotic plant pest hotline: 1800 084 88