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Don't drift into bad neighbour territory – think before you spray

20 February 2020

With 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.

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Fodder support to bushfire-affected producers continues

19 February 2020

A joint State Government and Livestock SA program to provide fodder support to bushfire-affected livestock producers around the state will continue with extra funding.

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$4.2 million program developing better Lucerne for livestock

17 February 2020

South 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.

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More support for drought-affected regions

11 February 2020

Drought-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.

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Changes afoot for managing wild dogs in SA

10 February 2020

The 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.

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Producer Technology Groups to help grow red meat and wool sector

10 February 2020

The 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…

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Drought tolerant lucerne program to feed the world

7 February 2020

South Australian scientists are conducting world-leading research which could help feed the world by using wild relatives of lucerne to breed drought-tolerant varieties.

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Native fish population to be boosted by 90,000

7 February 2020

The 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.

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Fisheries pinch lands crab fisher in deep water

5 February 2020

A 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.

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Seaweed feed has potential to create $140 million industry

5 February 2020

A 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.

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