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.
New toolkit helps farmers combat pests and diseases
13 MayA new toolkit for farmers on the Northern Adelaide Plains will help battle pest and disease pressures to increase on-farm productivity.Read more about New toolkit helps farmers combat pests and diseases
AgTech shines a light on bird deterrence
13 MayAn innovative AgTech development has shown potential to be a shining light for the almond industry in managing birds in order to prevent crop losses.Read more about AgTech shines a light on bird deterrence
New $5 million round of Regional Growth Fund
13 MaySouth Australia’s regional communities will get a $5 million boost with the next round of the Marshall Liberal Government’s Regional Growth Fund to unlock economic activity and create jobs now open for applications.Read more about New $5 million round of Regional Growth Fund
Increased protection for Giant Australian Cuttlefish
13 MayGiant Australian Cuttlefish in the Spencer Gulf will have an increased protection zone this breeding season with a new 100-metre fishing exclusion zone off the coast of Point Lowly.Read more about Increased protection for Giant Australian Cuttlefish
Farmer-focused mental health toolkit funding boost
6 MayAn online portal aimed at helping improve the wellbeing of farmers and their communities is being expanded, thanks to a $200,000 Marshall Liberal Government grant.Read more about Farmer-focused mental health toolkit funding boost
SA resources giants on board with the Dog Fence rebuild
6 MayTwo well-known South Australian resources companies are contributing to the 1,600-kilometre rebuild of the Dog Fence with the donation of drill rod.Read more about SA resources giants on board with the Dog Fence rebuild
Grain harvest ex-seeds farm gate value expectations
6 MayThe 2020-21 crop harvest has finished the second most lucrative crop on record in South Australia, reaching $2.5 billion in farm gate value from 9.14 million tonnes.Read more about Grain harvest ex-seeds farm gate value expectations
Fisher banned from taking Blue Swimmer Crabs for five years
5 MayA man convicted of possessing a commercial quantity of Blue Swimmer Crabs at Tennyson Beach has been banned from fishing for the species for five years.Read more about Fisher banned from taking Blue Swimmer Crabs for five years
Unique wine experiences grant to attract tourists
30 AprilSouth Australian wineries can now apply for new grants of up to $5,000 to create unique cellar door experiences as wine regions continue to look at innovative ways to attract tourists and sell product following the impacts of COVID-19 restrictions an…Read more about Unique wine experiences grant to attract tourists
South East AgTech farms goes virtual
30 AprilSouth East AgTech demonstration farms are the first in South Australia to go virtual as part of the Marshall Liberal Government’s strategy to grow AgTech adoption.Read more about South East AgTech farms goes virtual
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Public Meeting: Citrus Industry Fund Management PlanLocation: onlineThe revised management plan for the Citrus Industry Fund will be presented at an upcoming public meeting.To register call (08) 8429 0930 or email email@example.comThe Pri...
AdvanceAg 2021 - AgTech showcase eventAdvanceAg 2021, South Australia’s first AgTech Showcase will bring together the latest thinking and innovations in AgTech to:primary producers and agricultural businessesAgTech start-u...
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