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.
$18.7 million more support for SA agriculture
15 JuneSouth Australia’s agriculture sector will get an $18.7 million boost in the Marshall Liberal Government’s State Budget 2021-22 across a range of new initiatives to help support economic recovery, grow the industry and create local jobs.…Read more about $18.7 million more support for SA agriculture
One in ten motorists putting Riverland at fruit fly risk
11 JuneNearly one in ten motorists have been caught flouting strict fruit fly rules into the Riverland across the past 23 random roadblocks resulting in nearly 1,000 fines being issued.Read more about One in ten motorists putting Riverland at fruit fly risk
Campaign to blitz toxic weed Cape tulip on Kangaroo Island this winter
3 JuneA campaign to control the toxic weed Cape tulip on Kangaroo Island is underway.Read more about Campaign to blitz toxic weed Cape tulip on Kangaroo Island this winter
South Australian wine industry secures one million dollar commitment
3 JuneSouth Australia’s wine industry now has long-term funding certainty with the Marshall Liberal Government committing one million dollars over the next four years to help support new development projects.Read more about South Australian wine industry secures one million dollar commitment
Donate your filleted Australian salmon frames to science
3 JuneRecreational fishers in South Australia are again being asked to become citizen scientists and donate their filleted Australian salmon frames to research.Read more about Donate your filleted Australian salmon frames to science
Johne’s Disease surveillance made easier for South Australian sheep producers
3 JuneSouth Australian sheep producers can now opt in to automatic inspections for Johne’s Disease (JD) when they send sheep to participating abattoirs.Read more about Johne’s Disease surveillance made easier for South Australian sheep producers
Dry seeding kicks off the 2021-22 grain season
3 JuneA lack of rainfall and dry conditions across the state have delayed sowing operations for the beginning of the 2021-22 season, according to the latest Crop and Pasture Report.Read more about Dry seeding kicks off the 2021-22 grain season
Recipient of 2021 SARDI Science Bursary for Women announced
2 JuneBobbie Lewis Baida has been announced as the 2021 recipient of the SARDI Science Bursary for Women.Read more about Recipient of 2021 SARDI Science Bursary for Women announced
Bundaleer forest offer could build 1,000 extra houses
2 JuneThousands of building trade jobs could be supported, and an extra 1,000 houses built in South Australia, if a Jamestown sawmill accepts a rescue package of timber sourced from mature local forests in the state’s mid-north.Read more about Bundaleer forest offer could build 1,000 extra houses
Strict measures put on Victorian produce as new fruit fly outbreaks declared
29 MayAdditional measures on the treatment of commercial fruit and vegetables imported into South Australia from Victoria will be undertaken as part of new measures to protect the state from fruit fly.Read more about Strict measures put on Victorian produce as new fruit fly outbreaks declared
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Feral Pig Aerial Cull - information session (morning) Kangaroo IslandDetails about a large-scale aerial cull of feral pigs over western Kangaroo Island from 19 July to 31 September will be presented at two upcoming information sessions.West end landholders, m...
Stand by what you sell on-farm record-keeping webinar - onlineIntended for cattle, sheep and goat producers and stock agents, join this webinar for tips and hints on what type of on-farm record-keeping practices are required for use in a Livestock Prod...
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