The Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) is a key economic development agency in the Government of South Australia, with responsibility for the prosperity of the state's primary industries and regions.
South Australia's agriculture, food, wine and forestry industries are a vital part of the state's economy, our largest export sector and a major employer. In 2018–19, they generated about $15.2 billion in revenue and accounted for 47% of the state's merchandise exports.
Help stop fruit fly spread this long weekend
5 MarchThe Marshall Liberal Government is urging people travelling over the long weekend to leave their fruit at home as South Australia continues to battle fruit flyRead more about Help stop fruit fly spread this long weekend
Current South East recreational snapper season to close
5 MarchThe current recreational snapper fishing season in the state’s South East will close next week (11:59pm Wednesday 10 March) with the set allocation of the popular species snapped up by fishers.Read more about Current South East recreational snapper season to close
Mexican feathergrass reported in South Australia
5 MarchThe highly invasive weed Mexican feathergrass has been reported in different areas around South Australia, prompting calls for gardeners, producers, and members of the general public to keep an eye out and report any further sightings of the plant.…Read more about Mexican feathergrass reported in South Australia
SA records bumper crop – fourth largest on record
4 MarchSouth Australia's 2020-21 grain crop is estimated to reach 9.2 million tonnes - the fourth largest harvest on record.Read more about SA records bumper crop – fourth largest on record
$500,000 grant to boost Adelaide Hills winery
3 MarchAn Adelaide Hills winery has received a $524,109 stimulus funding grant from the Marshall Liberal Government to build its business and create jobs following the impacts from COVID-19.Read more about $500,000 grant to boost Adelaide Hills winery
Fruit fly outbreak declared at Marleston in Adelaide
2 MarchAn outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly has been declared at Marleston in Adelaide with immediate on-ground biosecurity response measures put in place.Read more about Fruit fly outbreak declared at Marleston in Adelaide
Pinnaroo crowned 2020 Ag Town of the Year
1 MarchMallee farming town, Pinnaroo, has been crowned the 2020 Ag Town of the Year during last night’s Regional Showcase event at O'Leary Walker Wines in Clare.Read more about Pinnaroo crowned 2020 Ag Town of the Year
Startups pitch their services to solve public sector challenges
26 FebruaryThe Marshall Government is using the creative thinking of local startup companies to deliver better services for taxpayers whilst enhancing the economic viability of startup sector in South Australia.Read more about Startups pitch their services to solve public sector challenges
$220,000 pops the cork on ‘Year of SA Wine’
23 FebruaryA series of innovative programs to respond to the impacts of COVID-19 and create unique wine experiences to attract tourists to cellar doors feature in $220,000 for South Australia’s wine industry announced today.Read more about $220,000 pops the cork on ‘Year of SA Wine’
New water for the Barossa in the pipeline
23 FebruaryThe Marshall Liberal Government has applied to the Commonwealth Government seeking support for a $3.5 million project to undertake a full feasibility study for additional water supply for the Barossa and Eden valleys to boost sustainable agriculture…Read more about New water for the Barossa in the pipeline
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SARDI Upper Eyre Farmer MeetingsThe meetings will provide an opportunity to hear updates and results on current projects undertaken at the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) Minnipa Agric...
Livestock Technology Expo - KaroondaThe expos will showcase the latest livestock technology innovations, demonstrate technology that is readily available to producers, and facilitate the adoption and use of technology by beef,...
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