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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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Lions clubs and FaB mentors helping to deliver drought support this Christmas

20 December 2018

The State Government's Family and Business (FaB) Support mentors program has joined forces with the Australian Lions Foundation to deliver $100,000 worth of financial aid to drought-affected farmers and farming families just in time for Christmas.…

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Riverland call to action on Fruit Fly

12 December 2018

A call to action has been issued for the entire Riverland community to eradicate waste material that could be a host for fruit fly after an outbreak of Q-fly was detected in Loxton on Thursday.

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Fruit Fly Outbreak declared in the Riverland

7 December 2018

An outbreak of Queensland fruit fly (Q-fly) has been detected in Loxton following the discovery of seven male flies.

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Action on acid soils

3 December 2018

Farmers in the Mid North and the upper Yorke Peninsula will benefit from a new project offering innovative and cost-effective solutions for managing and treating acid soils.

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