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
Kangaroo Island Figgery aims for world firstAn ambitious plan to make Kangaroo Island the birthplace of fig vinegar and fig wine has received funding through the latest round of the Advanced Food Manufacturing Grants Program (AFM).Read more about Kangaroo Island Figgery aims for world first
'Missing link' completed to boost freight productivityFreight productivity on Yorke Peninsula is set to be boosted following the completion of the 'missing link' on the Yorke and Copper Coast Highways.Read more about 'Missing link' completed to boost freight productivity
Fruit fly outbreak declared in Thevenard on SA's west coastBiosecurity SA has declared an outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly (Med-fly) in the township of Thevenard on the state's west coast, following the detection of fruit fly larvae in the area on 11 May 2018.Read more about Fruit fly outbreak declared in Thevenard on SA's west coast
Netting helps Pyap citrus producers kick water efficiency goalsIt was an ambitious plan to save water – and get a better price for their fruit – that prompted the Arnold brothers of Pyap to seriously investigate netting as an on-farm innovation.Read more about Netting helps Pyap citrus producers kick water efficiency goals
Making a case for South Australian raw milk cheese makingSouth Australian-made raw milk cheese could join the lucrative luxury food market overseas and in Australia through funding from the State Government’s Advanced Foods Manufacturing (AFM) Grants Program.Read more about Making a case for South Australian raw milk cheese making
Nutritional rich functional foods becoming easier to swallowA collaborative major research project to develop nutrient dense foods has received funding through the latest round of the Advanced Food Manufacturing Grants Program (AFM).Read more about Nutritional rich functional foods becoming easier to swallow
Forestry Research Mount Gambier officially openedForestry Research Mount Gambier will be officially opened today and will undertake cutting edge research and development to grow Australia's forestry industry and support more jobs.Read more about Forestry Research Mount Gambier officially opened
Grant delivers grape expectations in Langhorne CreekCMV Farms at Langhorne Creek is undertaking one of its largest expansions in nearly two decades, propelled by the water efficiencies and electricity cost savings it has achieved under the South Australian River Murray Sustainability program (SARMS).…Read more about Grant delivers grape expectations in Langhorne Creek
Simulated exercise to keep the Riverland fruit fly freeA simulated fruit fly outbreak exercise will be held in the Riverland today to ensure the local horticulture industry and government are ready to respond if such an event was to occur.Read more about Simulated exercise to keep the Riverland fruit fly free
Crop estimate revised up to 6.9 million tonnesSouth Australia's 2017–18 final grain harvest estimate came in at 6.9 million tonnes, with an estimated farm gate value of $1.7 billion.Read more about Crop estimate revised up to 6.9 million tonnes
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Clare Valley Gourmet WeekendMarking the end of vintage with the region's award-winning wine an food paired with music and the backdrop of the stunning Clare ValleyWebsite: www.clarevalley.com.au...
Foods for health and wellness seminarEvent information from CSIRO:Australia’s food and agriculture sector is growing its focus on being an exporter of high value, sustainable, authentic, healthy, high quality and consiste...
- 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 ...
- 14 Feb
Queensland fruit fly outbreak declared in Brooklyn Park areaAn outbreak of Queensland fruit fly (Q-fly) has been declared in Brooklyn Park following a larval detection confirmed in the area on Wednesday 14 February 2018.A 1.5 kilometre quarantine are...