Video illustrating just why South Australian seafood is so highly regarded nationally and internationally.
|SA Rural Women's award winner 2012 - Mary Retallack|
Mary Retallack, a viticulturalist, was presented with a $10,000 bursary, funded by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC).She plans to develop a website for women in wine to be used as a meeting and information hub.
|Become a FISHCARE Volunteer|
Do you have a passion for fishing and your local community? Then why not become a Fishcare Volunteer. Fishcare Volunteers are a group run through PIRSA Fisheries, and play an essential role in educating recreational fishers through face-to-face contact. Watch this short video to find out more about the program, and see how these volunteers are helping spread the sustainable fishing message.
SA Rural Women's Award 2011
Forestry skills shortage
|Tasty native shrubs |
It’s the new invention every farmer craves . . . cheap feed that can be grown easily, is drought tolerant, can stand up against grazing and best of all a natural remedy against nasty parasites. And it’s at Monarto where SARDI scientists are developing this new ‘superfood’ as part of national project called ‘Enrich’. Watch the video and find out how this project is revolutionising our grazing industry.
Making science fun is all part of the action here at GrowSmart. Proudly supported by PIRSA Horticulture, this innovative science program is giving high school students hands-on experience in the industry. Watch the video and see our budding young scientists in action at the GrowSmart annual science camp and find out how they are being enticed into a career in horticulture.
|PIRSA Fruit fly program|
South Australia is the only mainland state free of fruit fly, and this status is very important in providing our horticulture industry with access to important overseas export markets. Watch the following video to find out how PIRSA is leading the fight to keep the fruit fly pest out of SA.
|Adelaide Thinker in Residence Professor Andrew Fearne|
Growers are just one link in the chain that underpins South Australia’s multi-million dollar food industry. Although they work hard to grow the best possible crop, they are not guaranteed to get the best price for their produce. Adelaide’s current Thinker In Residence, Professor Andrew Fearne has been helping SA’s food industry to become more customer focussed and more sustainable and competitive in the global market. Watch the video to find out more about Professor Fearne and how he is helping drive change across the state’s food industry.
|Caulerpa taxifolia in the Port River|
Caulerpa taxifolia is a bright green alga (seaweed) with main stems that can grow 3 metres long. It is very invasive, grows rapidly and is considered a serious threat to native sea grass meadows – threatening fish breeding and feeding grounds. Watch the video to find out how PIRSA Fisheries removed a recent patch of the weed found at the North Haven Marina.
|Rural Leadership Program|
Leadership development is becoming increasingly important in the rural sector. The South Australian Rural Leadership Program, managed by PIRSA Rural Affairs, aims to assist our future leaders to develop the skills they require to be successful. Check out the video and see if the course is something you may be interested in.