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.
Don't drift into bad neighbour territory – think before you spray
20 FebruaryWith recent significant rainfall to most cropping areas in the State speeding up summer spraying, PIRSA Biosecurity SA is urging growers to consider potential distance of impact before commencing their spraying.Read more about Don't drift into bad neighbour territory – think before you spray
Fodder support to bushfire-affected producers continues
19 FebruaryA joint State Government and Livestock SA program to provide fodder support to bushfire-affected livestock producers around the state will continue with extra funding.Read more about Fodder support to bushfire-affected producers continues
$4.2 million program developing better Lucerne for livestock
17 FebruarySouth Australia’s livestock producers will benefit from new breeds of lucerne being developed through a $4.2 million partnership between the Marshall Liberal Government and Barenbrug Australia.Read more about $4.2 million program developing better Lucerne for livestock
More support for drought-affected regions
11 FebruaryDrought-affected farmers, primary producers and local businesses will have more access to wellbeing and financial support as the Marshall Liberal Government expands the Family and Business Support (FaBS) Program.Read more about More support for drought-affected regions
Changes afoot for managing wild dogs in SA
10 FebruaryThe Marshall Liberal Government is determined to remove wild dogs inside South Australia’s Dog Fence and is consulting on policy changes to achieve this goal.Read more about Changes afoot for managing wild dogs in SA
Producer Technology Groups to help grow red meat and wool sector
10 FebruaryThe Marshall Liberal Government will help livestock producers upskill and implement the latest in agricultural technology with the creation of at least 10 regional Producer Technology Groups – which will help grow our economy and boost regional…Read more about Producer Technology Groups to help grow red meat and wool sector
Drought tolerant lucerne program to feed the world
7 FebruarySouth Australian scientists are conducting world-leading research which could help feed the world by using wild relatives of lucerne to breed drought-tolerant varieties.Read more about Drought tolerant lucerne program to feed the world
Native fish population to be boosted by 90,000
7 FebruaryThe Marshall Liberal Government is today delivering on its commitment to the recreational fishing community by releasing 90,000 Murray Cod fingerlings into the River Murray.Read more about Native fish population to be boosted by 90,000
Fisheries pinch lands crab fisher in deep water
5 FebruaryA Paralowie man is in deep water and could face fines of up to $20,000 after being found in possession of more than 300 Blue Swimmer Crabs – 15 times the legal limit.Read more about Fisheries pinch lands crab fisher in deep water
Seaweed feed has potential to create $140 million industry
5 FebruaryA game-changing new research program involving seaweed being included in livestock fodder could lead to a $140 million new industry in South Australia within three years and potentially support up to 1,200 local jobs.Read more about Seaweed feed has potential to create $140 million industry
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