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.
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
Reminder notice: 2016 South Australian Wine Industry Funds contributions
The 2016 vintage contributions for the South Australian Wine Industry Funds are due to be paid to PIRSA by 30 June 2016
Career Inspiration the focus for young regional trainees
Young trainees from Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island councils today attended a networking and professional development event as part of the State Government’s $2 million Regional Youth Traineeship Program.
Apply now for the South Australian Food Industry Awards Program
The countdown is on for South Australian food and beverage businesses, with less than a month to go to apply for the South Australian Food Industry Awards Program.
Rock Lobster research leads to positive management change
Commercial Rock Lobster fishers will now be able to fish for prized Southern Rock Lobster year round, as part of new arrangements that will add value to the fishery, support regional jobs and improve business competitiveness.
Vinnovation Award for safe sulphur solution
A machine which helps to safely dispense sulphur into grape bins has won the State Government’s Vinnovation Award.
New strain of rabbit virus spreads to regions
Biosecurity SA has confirmed a new strain of calcivirus is sweeping through rabbit colonies in parts of regional South Australia.
SA contribution to Federal Mobile Black Spot Programme
The State Government will contribute up to $2 million to the second round of a Federal Government programme aimed at extending mobile voice and wireless broadband services throughout regional Australia.
$177 million invested into River Murray irrigation projects
A scheme designed to increase irrigation efficiency and return water to the River Murray has reached a new milestone.
Dairy farmers encouraged to register interest for new loans scheme
South Australian dairy farmers are being encouraged to register their interest in new Dairy Recovery Concessional Loans.
$2.5m regional grant for Murray Bridge cheese and dairy expansion
The State Government will invest $2.5 million in a state-of-the-art cheese processing facility which will create more than 60 new jobs and boost dairy production in the Murray and Mallee.
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ACCC public forums in South Australia - horticulture and viticultureThe purpose of the workshop is to enable the ACCC to speak with people in the horticulture and viticulture industries about the key competition and fair trading issues that affect them.This ...
Winters Reds WeekendThe Winter Reds Weekend has something for everyone, making it the perfect weekend for wine connoisseurs to enjoy hearty food, a warm atmosphere and the stunning reds produced in the Adelaide...
- 1 Jun
Detection of Russian wheat aphidThe State Government is responding to detections of the exotic pest - Russian wheat aphid - which has been found in cereal crops in the State's mid-north.The initial detection was on a site ...
- 3 May
Metropolitan Adelaide fruit fly outbreaksAn outbreak of Mediterranean Fruit Fly (MFF) has been declared in Colonel Light Gardens following the detection of fruit fly larvae on 3 May 2016.A 1.5 kilometre quarantine area has been est...
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What is New Horizons?
New Horizons is a PIRSA initiative to significantly improve broadacre crop and livestock pasture productivity on South Australia’s poorly performing soils.
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What is SARMS?
SARMS, which stands for the South Australian River Murray Sustainability Program, is a $265 million program funded by the Australian Government and delivered by PIRSA through Rural Solutions SA.
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Why is the Charter for Stronger Regional Policy important?
Through the Charter for Stronger Regional Policy, PIRSA is supporting the Minister for Regional Development, the Hon. Geoff Brock MP, to deliver improved economic and social outcomes for regional South Australia.
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Why is the Premium Food and Wine Produced in our Clean Environment and Exported to the World economic priority important?
The rapidly increasing global demand for high quality food and wine, combined with South Australia’s strong reputation for food safety, biosecurity and product integrity, creates significant opportunities for the state.
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