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.
Plan before you spray this spring
22 SeptemberThink about your neighbours – particularly those with vineyards - and don’t underestimate the potential distance of impact before spraying weeds in the coming weeks.Read more about Plan before you spray this spring
Free property checks at Cudlee Creek to identify high-risk weeds
21 SeptemberBushfire affected landholders in the Cudlee Creek area are being offered a free weed check and advice by biosecurity experts from the Department of Primary Industries and Regions.Read more about Free property checks at Cudlee Creek to identify high-risk weeds
Helping hand to get timber off Kangaroo Island
21 SeptemberSouth Australia’s housing construction industry will get a significant boost with tens of thousands of tonnes of structural timber from Kangaroo Island to be made available thanks to a transport subsidy jointly funded by the Morrison Coalition…Read more about Helping hand to get timber off Kangaroo Island
South Australia’s fisheries on the world stage
21 SeptemberAdelaide will virtually host more than 1,100 delegates from over 60 countries at the World Fisheries Congress 2021 which starts today.Read more about South Australia’s fisheries on the world stage
Planning new water infrastructure for South Australia
20 SeptemberThe Australian Government is funding business cases for two water infrastructure projects that could deliver farmers and agricultural producers in South Australia the quality, reliable water they need to grow their business and prosper.…Read more about Planning new water infrastructure for South Australia
Kapunda, Orroroo, Booleroo Centre, Mypolonga and Kimba vie for Ag Town title
17 SeptemberAfter more than 3,000 public votes, five towns across the Mid North, Murray Mallee and Eyre Peninsula have been selected as finalists for the 2021 Agricultural Town of the Year award.Read more about Kapunda, Orroroo, Booleroo Centre, Mypolonga and Kimba vie for Ag Town title
Adelaide designer chosen as the 2021 wine media cadet
16 SeptemberAdelaide designer Amanda Eve has been chosen as the 2021 Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) wine media cadet from an outstanding field of applicants.Read more about Adelaide designer chosen as the 2021 wine media cadet
New children’s fruit fly booklet buzzes into schools
15 SeptemberYoung South Australians will learn more about fruit fly at school with the launch of a new children’s booklet to further raise awareness about the devastating pest and help support eradication efforts.Read more about New children’s fruit fly booklet buzzes into schools
Rock lobster fishery to open early again this year
15 SeptemberThe southern zone commercial rock lobster season will once again open two weeks early to help fishers get product on shelf in time for this year’s mid-Autumn ‘Moon Cake’ festival and China National Day celebrations, so en…Read more about Rock lobster fishery to open early again this year
Fishing restrictions at Port Pirie extended
14 SeptemberPrecautionary fishing restrictions in waters immediately adjacent to Port Pirie have been extended for a further 12 months.Read more about Fishing restrictions at Port Pirie extended
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World Fisheries Congress 2021The 8th World Fisheries Congress program features an opening address by United Nations Special Envoy for the Ocean, Ambassador Peter Thomson, followed by four days of presentations, workshop...
Yorke Peninsula Field DaysLearn more about the PIRSA AgTech Solutions Program and how it might benefit your agribusiness at the biennial Yorke Peninsula Field Days.Farmers and technology developers are encouraged to ...
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