Media Releases

POMS-resistant oysters given new lease of life

The fight against the devastating Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) virus has been given a shot in the arm with $750,000 research funding secured for three more years to develop oysters resistant to the disease.

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Sowing the seeds of success for the future of grains

For the first time South Australia’s grain industry will have a whole-of-industry focused strategic plan to drive further growth and value in the state’s largest agriculture sector.

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Weapon against fruit fly unleashed at Lindsay Point

The Marshall Liberal Government has ramped up the fight against a Queensland fruit fly outbreak at Lindsay Point in Victoria with the release of millions of sterile flies this week.

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May rainfall kick starts new season crops

A vast majority of South Australian farmers started sowing their crops for the 2019–20 season in April with welcome rainfall providing a kick-start ahead of a forecast dry season, according to the latest Crop and Pasture Report.

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Removing the baa-rriers on sheep entry

The Marshall Liberal Government will make it easier for South Australian farmers to purchase sheep from across the border in an effort to fast track rebuilding the state’s flock after drought.

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AgTech opportunities top the agenda for Israel visit

Opportunities to grow South Australia’s AgTech sector will be top of the agenda as Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone travels to Israel today as part of an Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce Trade Mission.

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Better recreational fishing representation in SA

“The Marshall Liberal Government went to the last election with a commitment to improve recreational fishing representation in South Australia,” said Minster Whetstone.

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New round of Black Spot funding opens

Rural mobile phone coverage is set for a boost with the Marshall Liberal Government working with regional communities to deliver the latest round of Mobile Black Spot Program funding.

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Regional Development Strategy to shape the future of SA's regions

The Marshall Liberal Government has today reinforced its commitment to regional South Australia with the opening of consultation on the formation of a state-wide Regional Development Strategy.

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Sterile fruit fly production boosted with new irradiator at Port Augusta

The sterilisation rate of fruit flies has been boosted at the Port Augusta-based national facility with the installation of an additional X-ray irradiator at the site.

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