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
$650,000 grant for Two Wells abattoir redevelopment35 ongoing jobs will be created in the state’s Barossa, Light and Lower North region through a redevelopment and extension to the Prime Valley Pastoral abattoir in Two Wells.Read more about $650,000 grant for Two Wells abattoir redevelopment
Research program pioneers a deeper understanding of the Great Australian BightMore than 60 new species have been discovered in the Great Australian Bight as part of one of the largest whole-of-ecosystem studies undertaken in Australian waters.Read more about Research program pioneers a deeper understanding of the Great Australian Bight
Northern Zone rock lobster season to openRecreational fishing for prized Southern Rock Lobster recommences in the state’s Northern Zone at midday on Tuesday, 1 November.Read more about Northern Zone rock lobster season to open
$200,000 grant for new mining opportunityA $200,000 Upper Spencer Gulf and Outback Futures Program grant will assist in establishing a magnesite mining operation just outside of Leigh Creek.Read more about $200,000 grant for new mining opportunity
$1.8 million to support South Australia's wine industryThe State Government is investing $1.8 million in three new industry initiatives to help increase wine sales, visitor numbers and create jobs.Read more about $1.8 million to support South Australia's wine industry
Be vigilant for signs of Giant Pine ScaleArborists, gardeners and tree surgeons have been reminded to keep their eyes open for Giant Pine Scale and to report all suspected signs of the pest insect.Read more about Be vigilant for signs of Giant Pine Scale
Search continues for high-risk Red-whiskered Bulbul birdsA State Government program to identify and eradicate Red-whiskered Bulbuls is currently underway to prevent the pest bird from being established in South Australia.Read more about Search continues for high-risk Red-whiskered Bulbul birds
Mistaking pestivirus for FMD - check with your vetFollowing recent diagnoses of pestivirus in South Australia, Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) is advising cattle farmers to be on the lookout for signs of the disease.Read more about Mistaking pestivirus for FMD - check with your vet
SA's wet conditions ideal for spread of arbovirus disease in livestockSouth Australia’s extremely wet conditions over autumn and winter accompanied by mild winter temperatures has created conditions favourable for the incursion of disease-carrying mosquitoes and midges into pastoral areas.Read more about SA's wet conditions ideal for spread of arbovirus disease in livestock
More State Government support for flood-affected South AustraliansThe State Government will provide more support to flood-affected primary producers in the Gawler River Floodplain region with grants up to $10,000.Read more about More State Government support for flood-affected South Australians
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Coonawarra Cabernet CelebrationsOver 30 events and exclusive tastings at Coonawarra cellar doors.Event information...
Hong Kong Wine and Dine FestivalWine focused mission to Hong Kong that includes the Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival and a pop up wine event staged in conjunction with Debra Meiburg Wine.Event information...
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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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