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New round of industrial hemp trials flourish

15 April 2020

New industrial hemp varieties planted as part of a third round of trials in the Riverland and South East have been harvested in a step towards a new multi-million-dollar industry for South Australia.

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New weapon unleashed against metro fruit flies

9 April 2020

The Marshall Liberal Government has unleashed its biggest weapon in the war against fruit fly outbreaks in Adelaide, with the release of millions of sterile flies to boost eradication of the pest.

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Buy local and stay at home this Easter

9 April 2020

South Australians are being encouraged to support our hard-working primary industries and food producers this Easter while staying at home.

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$200,000 grants for electronic ID technology

9 April 2020

South Australian saleyards and red meat processing facilities are being encouraged to apply for grants of up to $200,000 to purchase and install electronic identification (eID) systems to help improve productivity for the red meat and wool sector.…

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Fee relief for fishing industry in wake of coronavirus

9 April 2020

The Marshall Liberal Government will provide fee relief to the commercial seafood and charter boat sectors which have been significantly impacted as a result of coronavirus.

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Fruit fly efforts ramp up – new Semaphore Park outbreak

6 April 2020

Fruit fly eradication efforts are ramping up to eradicate the devastating plant pest, following declaration of a new outbreak in Semaphore Park.

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Commercial fisher fined for catching undersize rock lobster

3 April 2020

A Yorke Peninsula rock lobster fisherman has been fined more than $7,500 for catching undersize rock lobster.

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Wild dog days numbered under new bounty

1 April 2020

A $100,000 bounty scheme to support drought-affected farmers reduce the pressure from wild dogs begins today.

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Fruit fly response efforts stepped up as Rosewater outbreak declared

27 March 2020

A new Mediterranean fruit fly outbreak in metropolitan Adelaide has been declared and eradication efforts boosted, following the detection of fruit flies in the Rosewater area.

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New hatchery to help future-proof SA oyster industry

27 March 2020

The supply of locally produced spat for the South Australian oyster industry has been further secured with the official opening of the Yumbah Hatchery at Boston Point on the Eyre Peninsula.

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