Minister for Primary Industries, Niall Blair, has introduced the Poppy Industry Bill 2016 into the NSW Parliament, to enable Australian alkaloid poppy production to extend into NSW.
DPI has confirmed the first detection of Russian wheat aphids (Diuraphis noxia) in a wheat crop in the State's south.
A new chickpea variety with superior disease resistance has been announced at the AgQuip Field Days in Gunnedah.
The July wet weather has impacted on the state’s primary producers, with some winter crops heavily waterlogged.
Dr Christine Middlemiss has been appointed as the NSW Government’s Chief Veterinary Officer.