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.
Kapunda, Orroroo, Booleroo Centre, Mypolonga and Kimba vie for Ag Town title
17 SeptemberAfter more than 3,000 public votes, five towns across the Mid North, Murray Mallee and Eyre Peninsula have been selected as finalists for the 2021 Agricultural Town of the Year award.Read more about Kapunda, Orroroo, Booleroo Centre, Mypolonga and Kimba vie for Ag Town title
Adelaide designer chosen as the 2021 wine media cadet
16 SeptemberAdelaide designer Amanda Eve has been chosen as the 2021 Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) wine media cadet from an outstanding field of applicants.Read more about Adelaide designer chosen as the 2021 wine media cadet
New children’s fruit fly booklet buzzes into schools
15 SeptemberYoung South Australians will learn more about fruit fly at school with the launch of a new children’s booklet to further raise awareness about the devastating pest and help support eradication efforts.Read more about New children’s fruit fly booklet buzzes into schools
Rock lobster fishery to open early again this year
15 SeptemberThe southern zone commercial rock lobster season will once again open two weeks early to help fishers get product on shelf in time for this year’s mid-Autumn ‘Moon Cake’ festival and China National Day celebrations, so en…Read more about Rock lobster fishery to open early again this year
Fishing restrictions at Port Pirie extended
14 SeptemberPrecautionary fishing restrictions in waters immediately adjacent to Port Pirie have been extended for a further 12 months.Read more about Fishing restrictions at Port Pirie extended
Fox Bounty collection points announced
9 SeptemberA series of collection points for the recently announced fox bounty in South Australia have been announced by the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA).Read more about Fox Bounty collection points announced
Producers to be on alert for footrot this spring
8 SeptemberSheep producers are advised to be on alert for footrot following good winter rains in most sheep producing areas.Read more about Producers to be on alert for footrot this spring
Seaweed – the next big marine industry for South Australia
6 SeptemberSouth Australia’s fledgling commercial seaweed industry will get a significant boost with a $1.5 million Marshall Liberal Government project to grow the sector and create new jobs.Read more about Seaweed – the next big marine industry for South Australia
SA aquaculture industry reaching new heights
6 SeptemberThe value of South Australia’s aquaculture industry has grown to $229 million in 2019-20, however the value of commercial fisheries has slightly decreased, with the release of two independent reports today by the State Government.Read more about SA aquaculture industry reaching new heights
Millions of sterile flies dropped from the sky over city
6 SeptemberThe skies above metropolitan Adelaide will be filled with up to 20 million sterile fruit flies per week as the Marshall Liberal Government ramps up its spring campaign against the insidious pest.Read more about Millions of sterile flies dropped from the sky over city
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Yorke Peninsula Field DaysLearn more about the PIRSA AgTech Solutions Program and how it might benefit your agribusiness at the biennial Yorke Peninsula Field Days.Farmers and technology developers are encouraged to ...
Struan Best Practice Demonstration Farm Field Day – Soil AmeliorationFind out how renovating difficult soils with a Reefinator can improve your pasture production.You will hear about different ryegrass varieties and the differences in their production compare...
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