South Australia’s primary industries and agribusiness sector has reached record levels, generating $15.2 billion revenue in 2018-19 – an increase of two per cent on the previous year despite challenging conditions.
The Hon. T.J. WHETSTONE (Chaffey—Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development) (15:23): I would like to rise to speak about the greatest electorate in South Australia, and that is the electorate of Chaffey, to talk about mobile phone blackspots. I am very happy to say that on Thursday two mobile blackspots in the electorate of Chaffey will be turned on, and it is great news for the people at Murtho on the Murtho Road in those surrounding areas at Murtho South. We will see that first tower have the switch flicked, as well as at Wunkar, which is one of the great grain growing areas on the border of the Riverland and Mallee.
The results are in for South Australia’s first recreational snapper fishing ballot which received more than 3,600 applications from fishers contending for the chance to target the iconic species in south east waters during the 2020 season.
Robot tractors, an army of drones and virtual reality farm simulations can be expected to explode into the Adelaide Showground for the inaugural AdvanceAg AgTech showcase aimed at jolting our farms to the next evolution of on-farm technology.