Current Alerts

Mediterranean fruit fly outbreak declared in Kilburn area

An 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 flies detected within the previous 14 days.A 1.5 kilometre q…

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Netting helps Pyap citrus producers kick water efficiency goals

14 May 2018

It 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.

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Grant delivers grape expectations in Langhorne Creek

7 May 2018

CMV 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).…

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Thornby Lamb has it covered

23 April 2018

You know you’re onto a good thing as a business owner when you’re offering a hard day’s labour and have people knocking on your door asking for a job.

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Renmark Irrigation Trust water certification is a world first

12 April 2018

The Riverland now boasts the world’s first irrigation area to receive global certification against the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) International Water Stewardship Standard.

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Dairy discovers more loafing means less time working and better returns

11 April 2018

Even dairy cows enjoy a good space to ‘loaf’ around in.

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2018 Rural Women's Award winner for South Australia

19 February 2018

Alex Thomas has been named the South Australian recipient of the 2018 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award and will go on to represent the State at the national final in Canberra in September.

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Autumn Fruits continues to grow on good ideas

14 February 2018

From the heart of one of South Australia’s most iconic food bowls, Glossop fruit growers, Bill Efrosinis and Sandy Iosefellis, are redefining what it means to turn one good idea into another – and another.

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Rootstock performance changing over time

12 February 2018

Wine changes with age and it appears that the rootstocks the vines grow on may as well.

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Announcing South Australia’s Rural Women’s Award finalists for 2018

12 February 2018

Three women have been named as finalists for the 2018 South Australian AgriFutures Rural Women's Awards, recognising their leadership qualities and commitment to regional South Australian industries, business and communities.

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Meet the Westlakes – farming South Australia’s future

8 February 2018

In the three years since self-labelled ‘Google farmers’ Alex and Mark Westlake bought their own 12-hectare plot outside of Murray Bridge, they’ve learned to be grateful for two things.

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