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
Animal welfare research to receive $1 million boostResearch into animal welfare has been boosted by a $1 million State Government grant to expand pig and poultry facilities at the University of Adelaide’s Roseworthy campus.Read more about Animal welfare research to receive $1 million boost
Driving awareness of agricultural machinery on our roadsPrimary producers will now receive simplified information about their requirements for moving agricultural machinery on public roads, the latest initiative from the State Government’s transport 90-day project.Read more about Driving awareness of agricultural machinery on our roads
Have your say on draft fox policySouth Australian landowners and other regional community members are being invited to have their say on a draft State Government fox policy.Read more about Have your say on draft fox policy
World-leading fruit fly research centre a step closerThe world’s first research centre dedicated to combating Queensland fruit fly is a step closer, with the State Government signing an agreement with Horticulture Innovation Australia to build and manage the $3.8 million National Sterile Insect Technol…Read more about World-leading fruit fly research centre a step closer
New Horizons for a new seasonAn exciting research program aimed at improving soil to dramatically increase crop production is set to expand, after demonstrating at least a doubling of grain yield in its first season of trials.Read more about New Horizons for a new season
$750,000 Renmark river vessel waste disposal station upgrade completedA function in the Riverland this morning will officially mark completion of a $750,000 upgrade to the River Vessel Waste Disposal Station servicing river boats at Renmark.Read more about $750,000 Renmark river vessel waste disposal station upgrade completed
More ‘Regions in Focus’ roadshows being held this weekThe series of eight ‘Regions in Focus’ roadshows across the State will continue this week.Read more about More ‘Regions in Focus’ roadshows being held this week
SA crop estimates at 6.9 million tonnesSouth Australia’s first grain crop estimate for the new season has come in at an average 6.9 million tonnes, according to the latest Crop and Pasture Report released today by Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA).Read more about SA crop estimates at 6.9 million tonnes
SA’s Young Rural AmbassadorA 19-year-old farmhand from Eudunda has been named South Australia’s Young Rural Ambassador for 2015.Read more about SA’s Young Rural Ambassador
$2 million for 57 regional youth local government traineeshipsThe State Government is establishing a new $2 million program to help young people living in the regions to enter the workforce full time with a two year traineeship in local government.Read more about $2 million for 57 regional youth local government traineeships
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Coonawarra Cellar DwellersCoonawarra will dig out some treasures from their cellars to offer visitors a rare opportunity to taste and buy aged wine during the month of July. Coonawarra wines are well known for their...
Murray Cod Community ForumGet all the latest information on the Murray Cod Stock Enhancement Program from representatives of Primary Industries and Regions SA, the South Australian Research and Development Institute...
- 24 Mar
Riverland poultry owners advised to increase biosecurity surveillanceBiosecurity SA has advised that it has recently confirmed a case of Infectious Larygotracheitis (ILT) in a backyard poultry flock in the Riverland.
- 4 Jan
PIRSA advice for landowners who have injured livestockThe bushfire emergency which has burnt 12,000 hectares across the Adelaide Hills has significantly affected farms and other private land in the area.
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What is New Horizons?
New Horizons is a program being delivered by PIRSA through Rural Solutions SA that aims to increase productivity in the field crop and livestock sectors through improving poor 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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