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Hot potato! Adelaide to host 2023 World Potato Congress

28 October 2019

Experienced researchers and industry experts from across the globe will converge on South Australia in 2023 after Adelaide won the rights to host the 2023 World Potato Congress.

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New apiary taskforce tackling pollination demand

23 October 2019

A new Apiary Taskforce has been formed to drive further economic opportunities for the state’s bee industry, with a further 20,000 hives required to meet pollination demand in the South Australian almond industry.

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Passion to teach agriculture highlighted at Spirit of Excellence Awards

22 October 2019

A young South Australian’s dream of inspiring a new generation of agricultural students has been boosted after being awarded the 2019 Rural Youth Bursary at the Agricultural Bureau of South Australia’s Spirit of Excellence in Agriculture…

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New AgTech scholarship set to bear fruit

21 October 2019

A new partnership between the State Government and the University of Adelaide to deliver an AgTech PhD scholarship is open for applications.

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Mainland SA farmers to have choice with new GM regulations

11 October 2019

Farmers on the South Australian mainland will have freedom of choice in the crops they are allowed to grow from December 1, with new regulations gazetted to lift the GM crop moratorium.

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Emergency water infrastructure rebate scheme extended

4 October 2019

Horticultural farmers with permanent plantings in South Australia can now access up to $25,000 in rebates for on-farm water infrastructure thanks to a new agreement reached between the Marshall Liberal and Morrison Coalition governments.

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Lack of rainfall hits crop growth forecast

3 October 2019

A report released today shows South Australia’s grain harvest for 2019–20 is estimated at 6.2 million tonnes as a result of ongoing dry conditions.

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Almondco Australia cracks $28.5 million expansion

23 September 2019

Major South Australian nut producer Almondco will expand its Renmark processing facility creating 50 new jobs, thanks to a $28.55 million Marshall Liberal Government loan.

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Trapping program to upskill producers on wild dogs

20 September 2019

South Australia’s pastoralists and land managers will be given hands on skills in the battle to stop the impacts of wild dogs in addition to the Marshall Liberal Government’s $1.2 million trapping program.

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First step in $25 million SA Dog Fence rebuild

19 September 2019

The Marshall Liberal Government has taken the first step in the $25 million rebuild of 1,600 kilometres of the South Australian Dog Fence with initial procurement information for prospective suppliers and contractors released today.

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