Media Releases

Border Sting Operation to Stop Fruit Fly

More than 230 drivers entering South Australia through Bordertown last weekend received fines for illegally bringing fruit into the state in a random roadblock operation undertaken by South Australian biosecurity officers.

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$1.8 Million Upgrade to Soil Testing Centre to Boost Agriculture in South Australia

Australia’s grains, horticulture and wine industries will benefit from a $1.8 million upgrade to the South Australian Research and Development Institute’s Molecular Diagnostic Centre (MDC), which conducts vital diagnostic soil testing to assist growers and researchers manage risks posed by soil and stubble borne diseases

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Proactive Campaign Against Oyster Virus Risk

Blowtorches and hammers are being used to destroy feral oysters in Adelaide’s Port River this December.

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Lions clubs and FaB mentors helping to deliver drought support this Christmas

The State Government’s Family and Business (FaB) Support mentors program has joined forces with the Australian Lions Foundation to deliver $100,000 worth of financial aid to drought-affected farmers and farming families just in time for Christmas.

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‘Eat it or bin it’ if you’re travelling this Christmas

Visiting friends and family are being reminded to ‘Eat It or Bin It’ this festive season and avoid putting the state’s fruit fly free status at risk by bringing any fresh fruit and vegetables back into South Australia or the Riverland.

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A new representative body for recreational fishers

South Australian recreational fishers have the chance to get involved in the creation of the new Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council

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Creation of fisheries reform committee meets a key election commitment

The Marshall Liberal Government has delivered on another election commitment by establishing a new Advisory Committee to work with the commercial fishing industry.

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Grain harvest estimated at 4.9 million tonnes

South Australia’s 2018–19 grain harvest has fallen to an estimated 4.9 million tonnes with harvest now underway – affirming the challenging seasonal conditions across the state during winter and spring.

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State Government backs Charter Boat Fishery

The Marshall Liberal Government is aiming to strengthen the local charter boat sector after significant declines in passenger numbers in recent years.

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Industrial hemp trial results pave way for $3 million South Australian industry

Positive results from the first trials of industrial hemp in South Australia will pave the way for an industry anticipated to be worth $3 million in farm gate value per annum within five years.

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