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In The News
Monday 8 December 2013
A new tool for Australian and Cambodian vegetable growers is now available to help produce pest free vegetables.
Friday 6 December 2013
Acting Premier Andrew Stoner today invited showground managers from across the state to apply for a share of $700,000 in NSW Government funding.
Friday 6 December 2013
NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, has welcomed robust discussion on key issues of national drought reform and trespass onto intensive farming operations at the meeting of the Standing Council of Primary Industries (SCoPI) in Melbourne today.
Thursday 5 December 2013
Alumy Creek, near Grafton, has recorded high levels of blue-green algae and a red alert is currently in place.
Tuesday 3 December 2013
A new e-learning training platform is available for agribusiness and farmers to study a range of courses on managing carbon, soil biology, salinity and climate risk.
Tuesday 10 December 2013
Farmers facing hot, dry summers could find a saviour in a drought-resistant perennial grass, Kasbah cocksfoot, according to positive research results from NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI).
Local Land Services elections on 12 March 2014
The inaugural Local Land Services Board Member elections will take place on 12 March 2014.
2013 Farmer of the Year announced
Dubbo Merino breeders Matthew and Cherie Coddington and greenhouse tomato operation manager Godfrey Dol from Guyra are joint NSW Farmer of the Year winners..
Managing the NSW Marine Estate: Principles Paper
The Marine Estate Management Authority have produced a key paper which outlines a vision for the NSW marine estate and the underpinning principles that will be used to guide management.
The Department is managing an outbreak of H7 Avian Influenza at two egg farms near Young.
Drought support package for North West farmers
Assistance is now available to primary producers in the Bourke, Brewarrina and Walgett Local Government Areas who are experiencing deteriorating seasonal conditions.
Melon necrotic spot virus
Watermelon growers are being asked if they have seen symptoms of Melon necrotic spot virus in their watermelon crop.
Declaration of State forests for hunting
The Minister for Primary Industries gives notice of the proposed declaration of public land for the purpose of hunting game animals.
Implementing Strategic Regional Land Use Policy
The NSW Government has announced new safeguards which will protect some five million hectares of residential and strategic agricultural land.
SharkSmart – be aware this summer
Know the risks and minimise your chance of a close encounter with a shark.