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Rural Women’s Award finalists championing rural SA

4 February 2020

Four leading South Australian women – each passionate about improving their local community or industry ­– have been named as finalists for the South Australian 2020 AgriFutures Rural Women's Award.

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SA's world-first research on salinity-tolerant bread wheat

31 January 2020

South Australia could revolutionise the capacity to grow bread wheat in dry and saline soil conditions after the release of results from an eight-year research program.

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Over 2,000 tonnes of donated hay reaches bushfire affected producers

28 January 2020

Fodder support to bushfire affected livestock producers continues to grow with more than 2,000 tonnes of hay distributed across Kangaroo Island and Cudlee Creek.

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Smoke taint tests offered to bush fire affected wine grape growers

28 January 2020

Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island wine grape growers will have access to subsidised smoke taint test samples to assist them in better understanding the impact on their crop from the bush fires.

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Results are in for first recreational snapper fishing ballot

25 January 2020

The results are in for South Australia's first recreational snapper fishing ballot which received more than 3,600 applications from fishers contending for the chance to target the iconic species in south east waters during the 2020 season.

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$75,000 bushfire grants now open for farmers

24 January 2020

South Australian primary producers in bushfire-affected regions can now apply for grants of up to $75,000 to help rebuilding and recovery efforts.

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Victoria’s Lindsay Point fruit fly outbreak lifted

22 January 2020

The Riverland Pest Free Area is once again confirmed fruit fly free with the successful eradication of Queensland fruit fly (Qfly) from Lindsay Point in Victoria.

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Blair Athol fruit fly outbreak area extended

18 January 2020

Residents in the Blair Athol fruit fly outbreak area are reminded to check their home grown fruit for maggots, following further detections of Mediterranean fruit fly larvae in apricots within the area.

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Ballot closing for recreational snapper fishing in south east

18 January 2020

If you want to be one of 606 recreational fishers to be able catch a snapper in South Australia's south east waters this season time is running out for you to be involved in the tag ballot, with applications closing this Sunday.

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Livestock losses on Kangaroo Island continue to rise

17 January 2020

As Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) start to complete their initial assessments on Kangaroo Island more than 43,000 livestock registered with the department have been lost in the bushfires on Kangaroo Island.

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