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New AgTech scholarship set to bear fruit

21 October 2019

A new partnership between the State Government and the University of Adelaide to deliver an AgTech PhD scholarship is open for applications.

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Mainland SA farmers to have choice with new GM regulations

11 October 2019

Farmers on the South Australian mainland will have freedom of choice in the crops they are allowed to grow from December 1, with new regulations gazetted to lift the GM crop moratorium.

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Emergency water infrastructure rebate scheme extended

4 October 2019

Horticultural farmers with permanent plantings in South Australia can now access up to $25,000 in rebates for on-farm water infrastructure thanks to a new agreement reached between the Marshall Liberal and Morrison Coalition governments.

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Lack of rainfall hits crop growth forecast

3 October 2019

A report released today shows South Australia’s grain harvest for 2019–20 is estimated at 6.2 million tonnes as a result of ongoing dry conditions.

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Almondco Australia cracks $28.5 million expansion

23 September 2019

Major South Australian nut producer Almondco will expand its Renmark processing facility creating 50 new jobs, thanks to a $28.55 million Marshall Liberal Government loan.

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Trapping program to upskill producers on wild dogs

20 September 2019

South Australia’s pastoralists and land managers will be given hands on skills in the battle to stop the impacts of wild dogs in addition to the Marshall Liberal Government’s $1.2 million trapping program.

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First step in $25 million SA Dog Fence rebuild

19 September 2019

The Marshall Liberal Government has taken the first step in the $25 million rebuild of 1,600 kilometres of the South Australian Dog Fence with initial procurement information for prospective suppliers and contractors released today.

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SA researchers create cutting edge pest technology

18 September 2019

A new state-of-the-art weapon in the fight against agricultural pests and diseases developed by South Australian researchers has been launched.

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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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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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