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
Fruit fly quarantine ends in Adelaide’s north eastern suburbsA four month long fruit fly quarantine in Adelaide’s north eastern suburbs of Hillcrest and Klemzig has now been lifted following the successful eradication of the pest in the area.Read more about Fruit fly quarantine ends in Adelaide’s north eastern suburbs
$200,000 grant delivers jobs and growth for Adelaide Hills orchard companyA new grading system for Ceravolo Orchards in the Adelaide Hills will double the company’s processing capacity and create new job opportunities with support from a $200,000 State Government Regional Development Fund grant.Read more about $200,000 grant delivers jobs and growth for Adelaide Hills orchard company
Small hive beetle discovered in the RiverlandSmall Hive Beetle (SHB) was discovered recently in a number of Renmark apiaries.Read more about Small hive beetle discovered in the Riverland
RDF grant opens new opportunities for Lobethal cake manufacturerNew freezer facilities at Lobethal cake manufacturer – Emmaline’s Country Kitchen – are helping the company to improve access to international and interstate markets.Read more about RDF grant opens new opportunities for Lobethal cake manufacturer
$200,000 State Government grant for Lobethal companyLobethal-based company – Australian Pure Fruits – will use a $200,000 State Government grant to help upgrade its processing line and expand its product range.Read more about $200,000 State Government grant for Lobethal company
$200,000 grant helping to bring new life to abandoned vineyardAn abandoned vineyard in Gumeracha is gaining a new lease of life producing premium grapes, apples and cherries for national and export markets with support from the State Government’s Regional Development Fund.Read more about $200,000 grant helping to bring new life to abandoned vineyard
Annual Pipi Fishing closure startsThe annual closure for the taking of Pipi (Goolwa Cockles) starts this week and the public is being encouraged to report people taking the shellfish out of season to FISHWATCH.Read more about Annual Pipi Fishing closure starts
Generating ideas about the future of Adelaide’s northThe expansion of health care and the construction industry as well as an innovative food manufacturing hub are among the major proposals contained in a State Government Directions Paper aimed at guiding debate on the future of Adelaide’s north.Read more about Generating ideas about the future of Adelaide’s north
Grants to give the seafood industry a competitive edgeSix seafood organisations are being given an edge into domestic and international markets with a State Government grant to pursue an industry-endorsed tick of approval.Read more about Grants to give the seafood industry a competitive edge
Farm Finance Concessional Loans for SA farmers extended to 30 JuneFarmers in South Australia now have until 30 June 2015 to apply for a Farm Finance Concessional Loan, with the Australian and South Australian governments agreeing to extend the closing date for applications.Read more about Farm Finance Concessional Loans for SA farmers extended to 30 June
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Ceduna aquaculture zone policy proposal public meetingA public meeting on the proposed aquaculture zone policy for Ceduna on the Far West Coast of South Australia will be held at the Ceduna Foreshore Hotel, 32 O’Loughlin Terrace, Ceduna.Websi...
ABARES Regional Outlook conferenceThe Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) is the research arm of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture. ABARES provides professional...
- 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.
- 24 Dec
West Croydon fruit fly outbreak - Quarantine liftedQuarantine restrictions prohibiting the movement of fruit in the West Croydon area have been lifted.
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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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