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The management of Ovine Johne's Disease (OJD) changed in South Australia on 1 July 2019 with the lifting of restrictions on sheep movements into the state.
Come along and hear from PIRSA Animal Health Officers and Zoetis staff about:
A BBQ lunch will be provided at the conclusion of each session.
Download the OJD information session flyer ().
Dates and locations
You can secure your place by:
National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Running each year in August, it features more than 1000 events around Australia, including those delivered by universities, schools, research institutions, libraries, museums and science centres. These events attract a wide audience from children to adults, and science amateurs to professionals. Over one million people participate in science events across the nation.
Established in 1997, National Science Week provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Australian scientists to the world of knowledge. It also aims to encourage an interest in science pursuits among the general public, and to encourage younger people to be fascinated by the world we live in.
To find out more and to find an event near you visit www.scienceweek.net.au
Australia has a rich agricultural industry, and to continue to be competitive on a global-scale while also meeting the needs of a growing global population (effectively putting the sector under pressure), farmers are looking to AI.
Improving the viability of our agriculture sector is more than simply growing additional crops or breeding more sheep; it is about enabling greater efficiency with what we already have access to through AI applications. Applying AI in agriculture can help farmers gain the most from the data at hand to improve outcomes both on and off the farm.
In South Australia we are actively working with the agricultural industry to capture and utilise data for more informed outcomes. Come along and meet the people behind the technology that is being developed to transform the way that we farm. Join us in celebrating National Science Week.
This wheat breeding forum focuses on the science, practice and impact of wheat variety development for Australia.
Location: Adelaide Oval in the city
Sheep Connect is presenting an Animal Health update (webinar) with Chris Van-Dissel providing details on changes to stock movements into South Australia and Ovine Johne's Disease, as well as the latest on footrot and lice.
Growing SA is the annual conference of South Australia’s grains and livestock industries.
Growing SA 2019 will be held on Monday 26 - Tuesday 27 August 2019 at the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre, 145A Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf.
Through its sessions and social functions, the conference provides:
GPSA and Livestock SA will host their annual general meetings as part of the conference.
To find out more visit the Growing SA site.
Over ten days you can learn where your food and fibre comes from through a range of hands on experiences. Hear from industry experts across sectors such as dairy, grains, livestock, wine, seafood horticulture and wool.
Situated in the Farm Expo, located next to Taste South Australia, the PIRSA stand will feature demonstrations from inspiring farmers, processors and business owners who are proud to support South Australia’s agricultural industries.
Experience something different every day
Join us at the PIRSA stand for our interactive experiences located in the Farm Expo Pavilion from 11 am and 1 pm each day. See details below or download our demonstration schedule ().
Friday 30 August - Be a food taste tester
Become a food taste tester for the day and help shape up-and-coming SA products! Join our researchers from the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) and let them know your thoughts.
Saturday 31 August - Get tagged
Have your kids “tagged” (not literally!) and tracked by a livestock electronic identification device scanner. They can learn how their tag helps trace their sheep or cattle ‘journey’ from paddock to plate.
Sunday 1 September - Hobby beekeeping – what you need to know.
We all know honeybees are unBEElievably important for plant agriculture. Find out what you need to do to keep honeybees and how hobby beekeepers help the ever important commercial beekeeping industry.
Monday 2 September - Hailstorm Heroes, Crunch into free fruit!
Get your crunch on and taste the flavoursome Hailstorm Heroes apples and pears. While they have a few spots and dots on the outside, they are still nutritious and delicious on the inside! Learn about the different local varieties and support our growers.
Tuesday 3 September - Follow your nose
Got a nose for wine? Excite your senses and discover the aromatic profiles commonly found in wine at this session delivered by the South Australian Wine Industry Association. Put your best wine nose on to identify aromas such as passionfruit, vanilla and cherry and start building your wine memory bank!
Wednesday 4 September - Keeping SA fruit fly free
What fruit and vegetables are prohibited in SA? Learn about one of the most destructive fruit and vegetable pests in SA and the efforts to keep South Australia’s fruit fly free status including the latest in world leading technology. Find out how you can play your part whether you’re travelling, gardening or purchasing fruit and vegetables. Don’t forget to get a selfie with Francine the fruit fly!
Thursday 5 September - Do dairy
Get in the ‘moo’d for dairy. We all love SA milk, but do you know how your favourite dairy products are made? Find out how you can support the local dairy industry and get a selfie with Daisy the Do Dairy cow!
Friday 6 September - Printed food – see a 3D food printer in action
Excite your inner foodie and see a 3D food printer in action. See how the latest technology in kitchens around the world is transforming food presentation and helping people get enough nutrition.
Saturday 7 September - Recreational fishing – what fish are biting and where to catch them
Discover tips and tricks on fishing, including bait and rig recommendation and when and where to catch some of SA’s lesser known seafood favourites – get hooked on something different!
Sunday 8 September - SA fishing rules you need to know
Love fishing but not sure what to catch? Come and learn the rules for recreational fishing in our state and an easy way to look them up. If you’ve ever wondered how to measure a Blue Swimmer Crab or a Pipi (Goolwa Cockle), we’ll show you how!
01 Aug, 10am - 12pm
10 Aug - 18 Aug
14 Aug, 5pm - 6pm
20 Aug - 22 Aug
26 Aug - 27 Aug
30 Aug - 08 Sep
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