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
Chickpea growers advised to spray crops to prevent ascochyta blightSouth Australian chickpea growers are being urged to apply preventative fungicide sprays in chickpea crops following a severe outbreak of ascochyta blight.Read more about Chickpea growers advised to spray crops to prevent ascochyta blight
Applications now open for RIRDC Rural Women’s AwardAre you a woman involved in primary industries who is passionate about the sector?Read more about Applications now open for RIRDC Rural Women’s Award
Return of Giant Australian Cuttlefish and a boost for Eyre PeninsulaThe population of South Australia’s iconic Giant Australian Cuttlefish is continuing to increase, attracting visitors to Point Lowly and boosting tourism in the northern Spencer Gulf region.Read more about Return of Giant Australian Cuttlefish and a boost for Eyre Peninsula
Residents reminded to help keep SA fruit fly freeBiosecurity SA is calling on residents within fruit fly quarantine affected areas to keep up the fight against the devastating fruit pest, by preventing the movement of home grown fruit and vegetables.Read more about Residents reminded to help keep SA fruit fly free
Career inspiration the focus for young regional traineesYoung trainees from the councils of Murray Bridge, Mid Murray and the Adelaide Hills are meeting in Murray Bridge today for networking and professional development – one of a statewide series of events as part of the State Government…Read more about Career inspiration the focus for young regional trainees
Loxton High eChallenge students show off their innovative ideasLoxton High students will show off their business and entrepreneurial skills in a special Riverland eChallenge Showcase, open to the general public, at Loxton Research Centre on Wednesday 17 August from 7pm to 8pm.Read more about Loxton High eChallenge students show off their innovative ideas
New visitors' centre for Clare Valley wineryPikes Wines in the Clare Valley is set to expand its operations with a modern visitors’ centre showcasing regional and local produce, as well as creating an enhanced visitor experience to the region.Read more about New visitors' centre for Clare Valley winery
Boost to SA livestock industry FundsLivestock producers across South Australia will benefit from an increase in industry fund contributions to help with projects supporting a healthy and sustainable industry.Read more about Boost to SA livestock industry Funds
Night movement allowed for oversize agricultural vehiclesPrimary producers across the State will be able to obtain permits from 1 September to shift oversize or overmass agricultural machinery at night.Read more about Night movement allowed for oversize agricultural vehicles
More funding for events in SA to boost the visitor economy across our regionsThirty-two South Australian events and festivals will share in grants totalling more than $390,000 so they can attract more visitors and boost the State’s visitor economy.Read more about More funding for events in SA to boost the visitor economy across our regions
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National Wine Centre 2016 Winter Food & Wine FestivalThe National Wine Centre will be abuzz on Sunday, August 28, as the home base for some of South Australia’s premier food and wine regions. Experience the incredible diversity of SA in ...
Royal Adelaide ShowThe Royal Adelaide Show is an annual agricultural show run by the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia. The Show always begins on the first Friday in September, an...
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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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