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Experience added to Vinehealth Australia board

16 September 2019

Five new board members have been appointed to the Vinehealth Australia Board to oversee the efforts in ensuring South Australian vineyards remain free of phylloxera and other diseases and pests.

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Increased random roadblock program to combat interstate fruit fly threat

13 September 2019

The Marshall Liberal Government will boost the number of random quarantine roadblocks in the 2019-20 season to further protect South Australia from the threat of fruit fly.

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New weather stations to protect Riverland food producers

13 September 2019

State-of-the-art localised automatic weather stations, which will provide key data to help inform food producers’ decision making, will be installed throughout the Riverland and Mallee - two of South Australia’s key horticulture, grain, a…

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Agriculture at heart of Riverland Field Days

11 September 2019

Highlighting the importance of primary industries in South Australia will be a key focus of the Primary Industries and Regions South Australia tent at this year's Riverland Field Days.

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Mid north sheep farmer named 2019 State Rural Ambassador

9 September 2019

A young sheep and cropping farmer from Eudunda has been crowned South Australia’s 2019 State Rural Ambassador Award.

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Invasive Asian Paddle Crab found in SA waters

9 September 2019

A male Asian Paddle Crab (Charybdis japonica), which is a threatening invasive species, has been found in South Australian waters by a commercial Blue Swimmer Crab fisher.

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Bee biosecurity aware

9 September 2019

PIRSA Biosecurity SA is reminding beekeepers to be on the lookout for American Foulbrood (AFB) following a detection in hives in the Mount Barker area.

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Bilby bounces in to change the game for the oats industry

6 September 2019

A game-changing new oat variety developed in South Australia, which will be healthier for consumers and has significant benefits for farmers, has been launched at the Royal Adelaide Show today.

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Regional trials show potential for SA industrial hemp

5 September 2019

Two years of trials in the Riverland and South East of nine different varieties has demonstrated theindustrial hemp industry’s potential in South Australia, according to a State Government reportreleased today.

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Passionate wine writing to flow for new Wine Media Cadet

3 September 2019

Young wine advocate Mariette Morris has been named the 2019 Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) Wine Media Cadet.

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