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
Goolwa Pipi industry set to grow exports
22 FebruaryThe Goolwa Pipi industry is set to benefit from a State Government grant supporting the expansion of a local processing facility, aimed at growing exports of the high value Goolwa Pipi.Read more about Goolwa Pipi industry set to grow exports
$500,000 boost for Bordertown
22 FebruarySouth East businesses will benefit from an improved freight handling, transhipping and loading facility at Bordertown thanks to a grant from the State Government.Read more about $500,000 boost for Bordertown
Improved water security for Coorong farmers
22 FebruaryLivestock water security in the Coorong will be the focus of a State Government grant aimed at technology and infrastructure to make more efficient use of water.Read more about Improved water security for Coorong farmers
Concerns over industrial hemp thefts
21 FebruaryThe theft of industrial hemp plants from farmers’ crops has prompted Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) to remind people this new agricultural product does not have the same chemical properties as either marijuana or medicinal cannabis.…Read more about Concerns over industrial hemp thefts
Pack lunch right and minimise the spread of fruit fly
20 FebruaryParents living in the fruit fly outbreak area at Loxton in the Riverland are reminded to consider the contents of their children’s school lunch boxes to ensure they follow the relevant quarantine restrictions.Read more about Pack lunch right and minimise the spread of fruit fly
Candidates announced for new recreational fishing body
15 FebruaryThere will be 42 individual candidates up for election to the new Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council, revealed today by the State Government.Read more about Candidates announced for new recreational fishing body
War declared on Loxton outbreak with sterile fly release
15 FebruaryThe State Government has declared war on the Loxton Queensland fruit fly outbreak with the release of millions of sterile flies beginning this week in a major assault to get rid of the pest.Read more about War declared on Loxton outbreak with sterile fly release
$400,000 to support apple, pear and cherry growers zap energy costs
13 FebruaryMore than 20 South Australian apple, pear and cherry growers are set to benefit from a $400,000 State Government grant for new infrastructure aimed at reducing on-farm energy costs.Read more about $400,000 to support apple, pear and cherry growers zap energy costs
Nominations closing soon for SA Agricultural Town of the Year award
13 FebruaryMinister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone is calling on regional communities to put forward a South Australian Agricultural Town of the Year before nominations close this Friday.Read more about Nominations closing soon for SA Agricultural Town of the Year award
Finalists announced for SA Rural Women's Award
12 FebruaryFour finalists have been announced for the 2019 South Australian AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award, recognising their leadership qualities and commitment to regional South Australian industries, business and communities.Read more about Finalists announced for SA Rural Women's Award
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One Biosecurity registration workshopsLivestock SA is hosting a series of small group sessions to allow producers to get connected with One Biosecurity.Bring your iPad, tablet or laptop – internet (WIFI) will be supplied, ...
ABARES Outlook 2019The ABARES Outlook conference in Canberra, 5-6 March 2019 is the agriculture sector’s premier information exchange and networking event. It connects leading national and international ...