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 2016-17, they generated about $22.5 billion in revenue and accounted for 57% of the state's merchandise exports.
Pack your lunch right to help stop fruit fly spread
27 JanuaryWith school returning for another year the Marshall Liberal Government is calling on residents living in fruit fly outbreak areas to do the right thing when packing school or work lunches to help stop the spread of fruit fly.Read more about Pack your lunch right to help stop fruit fly spread
Supporting wildlife and animals after Cherry Gardens Fire
26 JanuaryAs the full impact of the Cherry Gardens fire begins to emerge, staff from the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) have begun initial assessments to determine the effects of the fire on wildlife and domestic animals.Read more about Supporting wildlife and animals after Cherry Gardens Fire
Helping producers get back on track at Blackford
26 JanuaryFarmers and other primary producers impacted from the recent Blackford fire will have access to wellbeing and financial support through South Australia's unique and free Family and Business Support (FaBS) Program.Read more about Helping producers get back on track at Blackford
Farmed deer inspections underway in SA
25 JanuaryInspections of deer farms are being conducted across South Australia to ensure that all farmers are aware of their obligations to keep stock secure and tagged.Read more about Farmed deer inspections underway in SA
Now’s the time to act for feral pig eradication on Kangaroo Island
25 JanuaryThe summer conditions are creating the perfect time to act to help protect Kangaroo Island’s primary industries and unique environment from the impacts of feral pigs, as they’re looking for food and water so are more likely to take baits.…Read more about Now’s the time to act for feral pig eradication on Kangaroo Island
Management Plan for Lakes and Coorong Fishery
22 JanuaryA draft Management Plan for the Commercial Lakes and Coorong Fishery has been released for public consultation.Read more about Management Plan for Lakes and Coorong Fishery
More on-ground resources for fruit fly outbreaks
15 JanuaryThe Marshall Liberal Government is committing more resources to combat new fruit fly outbreaks in the Riverland and metropolitan Adelaide.Read more about More on-ground resources for fruit fly outbreaks
Bushfire agricultural assessments continue
14 JanuaryApproximately 90 per cent of the agricultural properties affected by the Blackford Fire have been contacted by Department of Primary Industries and Regions officers as assessment of the impact of the blaze continues.Read more about Bushfire agricultural assessments continue
Snapper boost: more than 300,000 baby fish to be released
13 JanuarySouth Australian snapper stocks are about to get a significant boost with more than 300,000 fingerlings to be released in both the Spencer Gulf and Gulf St Vincent over the coming months.Read more about Snapper boost: more than 300,000 baby fish to be released
More than 50,000 baits target wild dogs
13 JanuaryAn additional aerial baiting program has been undertaken in inaccessible South Australian pastoral country as part of the Marshall Liberal Government’s $21 million Drought Support Program.Read more about More than 50,000 baits target wild dogs
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Grain Producers SA Trade and Market Access Workshop – WudinnaCome along to a day of free interactive sessions to learn more about trade and market access barriers, requirements and diversificaiton opportunities. You'll also have the opportunity to tal...
Grain Producers SA Trade and Market Access Workshop – CumminsCome along to a day of free interactive sessions to learn more about trade and market access barriers, requirements and diversificaiton opportunities. You'll also have the opportunity to tal...
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