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About PIRSA

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 primary industries and agribusiness generated revenue of $17.3 billion in 2021–22 with total direct employment in primary industries and associated processing at 71,000 (full-time equivalent). In the same period, these industries accounted for 51% of the state's merchandise exports.

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  • Crop Watch 24 April 2024

    2024 Blackspot Manager forecast released and what you can do to reduce crop disease risk.

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  • PestFacts 16 November 2023

    In this issue: summer management of snails, monitoring in spring and during harvest to help you manage pests next season, and the release of...

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