Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) is a key economic development agency in the Government of South Australia, with responsibility for the prosperity of the state's primary industries and regions.
South Australia's agriculture, food, wine and forestry industries are a vital part of the state's economy, our largest export sector and a major employer. In 2016-17, they generated about $22.5 billion in revenue and accounted for 57% of the state's merchandise exports.
PIRSA’S Biosecurity SA Division manages the risks to South Australia posed by animal and plant pests and diseases, food borne illnesses, and misuse of rural chemicals.Agriculture food and winenextFisheries and Aquaculture
Fisheries and Aquaculture
PIRSA’S Fisheries and Aquaculture division manages the use of South Australia’s aquatic resources to maximise the environmental, social and economic benefits to South Australian communities and ensure the sustainable development of our fisheries and aquaculture industries.Biosecurity SAnextForestry
PIRSA’S Forestry division works with businesses and the community to promote the future of the forestry and wood products industry in South Australia and seeks new opportunities for development.Fisheries and AquaculturenextRural Solutions SA
Regions SA provides an integrated cross-sector, cross-government and regionally focused approach to improving economic and social outcomes for regions.Fisheries and AquaculturenextRural Solutions SA
Rural Solutions SA
Rural Solutions SA is PIRSA’S key delivery agent for major programs and projects across South Australia, and provides consultancy services to private and public sector organisations locally, nationally and internationally.ForestrynextSARDI
SARDI provides research and development services to the state government, commercial clients and research partners to help make South Australia’s primary industries and regions internationally competitive and ecologically sustainable.Rural Solutions SAnextAgriculture food and wine
Oyster virus detected in Port RiverPrimary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA) advises that the Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) virus has been detected in feral Pacific Oysters in the Port River. At this stage POMS has not been detected in South Australian oyster f…Read more about Oyster virus detected in Port River
2018 Rural Women's Award winner for South AustraliaAlex Thomas has been named the South Australian recipient of the 2018 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award and will go on to represent the State at the national final in Canberra in September.Read more about 2018 Rural Women's Award winner for South Australia
New future for Mid North ForestsPublic access to the Mid North Forests area has been preserved and jobs in the region are expected to be retained, with more generated, as a result of the Mid North Forests Future Strategy.Read more about New future for Mid North Forests
Fruit Fly outbreak declared in Brooklyn ParkBiosecurity SA has declared an outbreak of Queensland fruit fly (Q-fly) in Brooklyn Park following a larval detection in the area, which was confirmed on Wednesday 14 February 2018.Read more about Fruit Fly outbreak declared in Brooklyn Park
Transport project reaps $80 million in industry benefitsPrimary producers and road transport operators have received estimated industry benefits of at least $80 million from the 90 day Improving Road Transport for the Agriculture Industry project.Read more about Transport project reaps $80 million in industry benefits
Biosecurity SA investigating spray drift damage in the Riverland and Mid NorthReports of chemical damage to grape vines caused by spray drift are being investigated by PIRSA Biosecurity SA in both the Clare Valley and Riverland.Read more about Biosecurity SA investigating spray drift damage in the Riverland and Mid North
New SA Bee Biosecurity Officer out and aboutBiosecurity SA is reminding beekeepers to be on the lookout for American foulbrood (AFB), found in hives pollinating lucerne in the Tintinara area.Read more about New SA Bee Biosecurity Officer out and about
Autumn Fruits continues to grow on good ideasFrom the heart of one of South Australia’s most iconic food bowls, Glossop fruit growers, Bill Efrosinis and Sandy Iosefellis, are redefining what it means to turn one good idea into another – and another.Read more about Autumn Fruits continues to grow on good ideas
Rootstock performance changing over timeWine changes with age and it appears that the rootstocks the vines grow on may as well.Read more about Rootstock performance changing over time
Announcing South Australia’s Rural Women’s Award finalists for 2018Three women have been named as finalists for the 2018 South Australian AgriFutures Rural Women's Awards, recognising their leadership qualities and commitment to regional South Australian industries, business and communities.Read more about Announcing South Australia’s Rural Women’s Award finalists for 2018
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Northern Plains Food FestivalPick up a bargain at the wholesale fresh fruit and veg market, browse and buy from the community stalls, get a delicious lunch from a great range of food trucks / displays, enjoy local wines...
Great Wine Voyage - Tasting AustraliaLocation: East End, AdelaideCost: $75How does a Bordeaux Cabernet Merlot, Argentinian Malbec or German Riesling compare with its South Australian equivalent? Join the Great Wine Voyage and f...
- 1 Mar
Oyster virus detected in Port RiverPacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) virus has been detected in feral Pacific Oysters in the Port River. At this stage POMS has not been detected in South Australian oyster farming areas...
- 2 Feb
Mediterranean fruit fly outbreak declared in Kilburn areaAn outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly (Med-fly) has been declared in the Kilburn area following the detection of a single female fly on Friday 2 February 2018, with a total of three single ...