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
Break of Season Livestock Workshop in Bordertown
A free workshop in Bordertown on Thursday 12 May will provide Upper South East farmers with the latest livestock management advice, as they prepare for the highly anticipated break of season.
AgInsight website wins national award
AgInsight South Australia, an agricultural information and mapping website has won a 2016 Australian Government ICT Award.
Fruit fly outbreak declared in Colonel Light Gardens
An outbreak of Mediterranean Fruit Fly (MFF) has been declared by PIRSA Biosecurity SA following the discovery of larvae in locally grown persimmons in Colonel Light Gardens.
Toolkit to help food and wine sectors sell SA to the world
A new resource has been developed to help South Australian food and wine producers promote our state in international markets and enhance our global premium food and wine credentials.
Aircraft pictures helping productivity of Coonawarra vineyards
Cameras attached to fixed-wing aircraft are providing data to viticulturists which is helping to identify canopy temperature - in order to improve water use and wine quality.
High tech grading expands Riverland company's markets
A new way of measuring stone fruit quality is opening up market opportunities for a Renmark North company.
Riverland's first purpose built backpacker resort open
Quality seasonal worker accommodation in the Riverland is getting a boost with the opening today of the new purpose-built 236-bed Paringa Backpackers' Resort by Regional Development Minister Geoff Brock.
Have your say on recreational fishing options
With so many South Australians spending the long weekend fishing, the State Government wants them to think about having their say on the future of fishing in South Australia.
Adelaide nets premier international fisheries conference
Adelaide has won the right to host the World Fisheries Congress (WFC) in 2020, after the Australian and South Australian governments successfully led a joint Australia–New Zealand bid to bring the premier international fisheries conference t…
PIRSA helping farmers map path to better soil health
New soil pH mapping technology is arming SA farmers with the right information to improve soil health and increase crop and pasture productivity.
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Tasting AustraliaThe creative team that took Tasting Australia to new heights in 2014 will return for the festival’s next edition in 2016. Tasting Australia began in 1997, quickly becoming one of the nations...
Break of Season Livestock WorkshopA free workshop in Bordertown will provide Upper South East farmers with the latest livestock management advice, as they prepare for the highly anticipated break of season.The forum, hosted ...
- 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...
- 22 Jan
Rabbit disease detected in South AustraliaBiosecurity SA is advising domestic rabbit owners and breeders to be on the lookout for a new strain of rabbit calicivirus - RHDV2 - following the confirmation of recent cases in South Au...
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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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