The Department of Primary Industries and Regions (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 2018–19, they generated about $15.2 billion in revenue and accounted for 47% of the state's merchandise exports.
Major Mid Murray supermarkets put fruit fly protection first
17 JanuaryResidents living on the edge of the Riverland Pest Free Area (PFA) and shack owners will be able to shop at major Mid Murray supermarkets while keeping fruit fly out of the region.Read more about Major Mid Murray supermarkets put fruit fly protection first
More than 200 motorists caught with illegal fruit
12 JanuaryMore than 200 motorists have been caught crossing from Victoria carrying more than 300 kilograms of illegal fruit and vegetables into the Riverland over the Christmas and New Year holidays.Read more about More than 200 motorists caught with illegal fruit
Seaweed industry to continue to grow in SA
5 JanuaryA new global seaweed hub has officially been launched in Adelaide in another major step towards commercialising seaweed production in South Australia, which could lead to a $140 million new industry within three years and potentially support up to 1,…Read more about Seaweed industry to continue to grow in SA
Buzz off! Three Riverland fruit fly outbreaks eradicated
27 DecemberAustralia’s premier fruit growing region is one step closer to again being fruit fly free with the successful eradication of three Queensland fruit fly outbreaks, following a 12-month response program.…Read more about Buzz off! Three Riverland fruit fly outbreaks eradicated
Boating, camping, fishing - here's some more funds
23 DecemberAs South Australians look forward to summer holidays filled with boating, camping and fishing the Morrison Coalition Government and Marshall Liberal Government have announced more than a dozen projects to encourage South Australians to get out and en…Read more about Boating, camping, fishing - here's some more funds
Big win in the fruit fly fight as Adelaide restrictions ease
22 DecemberMore than 170 suburbs across metropolitan Adelaide will have a significant easing of restrictions on the movement of fruit and vegetables with the successful eradication of Mediterranean fruit fly.Read more about Big win in the fruit fly fight as Adelaide restrictions ease
$2.6 million for post-fire environmental repair
20 DecemberPractical environmental repair works to clean up small private plantations and removal of Tasmanian Blue gum ‘wildlings’ sprouting in the wake of the 2019-20 bushfires on Kangaroo Island and in the Adelaide Hills is set to get underway.…Read more about $2.6 million for post-fire environmental repair
Weed identification and control hub now live
20 DecemberA dedicated ‘weed hub’ has been created online to assist the South Australian community in identifying and managing pest plants.Read more about Weed identification and control hub now live
Farmers to benefit as feral pigs to be wiped out on KI
17 DecemberFeral pigs on Kangaroo Island could be a thing of the past with an additional $1.19 million being committed to the Marshall Liberal Government’s plans to fully rid the island of the pest.Read more about Farmers to benefit as feral pigs to be wiped out on KI
Rabbit control vital this summer
17 DecemberFarmers across South Australia are being urged to be proactive rather than reactive when it comes to combating rabbits this summer.Read more about Rabbit control vital this summer
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Masterclass: controlling foxes, rabbits, deer and unpalatable grasses – SandilandsLearn the best ways to control pest animals and unpalatable grasses.Areas that will be covered include:rabbit warren destruction and fumigationrabbit calicivirus usepoison storage, signage, ...
Masterclass: controlling foxes, rabbits, deer and unpalatable grasses – BarossaLearn the best ways to control pest animals and unpalatable invasive grasses.Areas that will be covered include:rabbit warren destruction and fumigationrabbit calicivirus usepoison storage, ...
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