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Biosecurity at the forefront through 'Clean Your Farm' project

7 May 2019

Horticultural growers in the Northern Adelaide Plains are being encouraged to strengthen their on-farm biosecurity arrangements through a new jointly funded State Government and horticulture industry initiative.

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Grain growers reap 5.6 million tonnes this season

18 April 2019

South Australia’s grain growers have produced 5.6 million tonnes in the 2018-19 season and despite this being the smallest harvest in a decade, the value of the crop is more than 10 per cent higher than last year off the back of high prices.…

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Nominations open for Ministerial AgTech Advisory Group

11 April 2019

Nominations are being sought for a new Ministerial AgTech Advisory Group, as part of the State Government’s concerted focus to grow primary industries in South Australia.

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Winner crowned at SA Rural Women’s Awards

28 March 2019

Palmer farmer Deanna Lush has been named the South Australian winner of the 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award at a ceremony today at Urrbrae House in Adelaide.

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South Australia’s grain harvest revised upwards to 5.3 million tonnes

28 February 2019

South Australia’s 2018–19 grain harvest estimate has been lifted to 5.3 million tonnes with many farmers cutting for hay due to the drought and demand for feed.

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Improved water security for Coorong farmers

22 February 2019

Livestock water security in the Coorong will be the focus of a State Government grant aimed at technology and infrastructure to make more efficient use of water.

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Concerns over industrial hemp thefts

21 February 2019

The theft of industrial hemp plants from farmers’ crops has prompted Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) to remind people this new agricultural product does not have the same chemical properties as either marijuana or medicinal cannabis.…

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Nominations closing soon for SA Agricultural Town of the Year award

13 February 2019

Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone is calling on regional communities to put forward a South Australian Agricultural Town of the Year before nominations close this Friday.

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Helping SA’s farm water go the distance

8 February 2019

The Federal Coalition and South Australian Governments are delivering approximately $5 million in Federal rebates for drought affected livestock farmers who invest in on-farm water infrastructure.

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$1.8 million upgrade to soil testing centre to boost agriculture in South Australia

27 December 2018

Australia’s grains, horticulture and wine industries will benefit from a $1.8 million upgrade to the South Australian Research and Development Institute’s Molecular Diagnostic Centre (MDC), which conducts vital diagnostic soil testin…

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