Media centre

Welcome to NSW DPI media centre. This section is provided to help journalists and others obtain the latest information, facts, media releases, photos and other media on NSW DPI.

Media releases

Rigorous and industry-aligned scientific research is critical to ensuring the state’s primary producers meet the challenges of increasing competition and environmental uncertainty, according to NSW DPI Chief Scientist Phil Wright.

Chris Blanchard (left) and Mark Talbot (right)

Coding the rice crack

- Agriculture

An innovative image analysis system developed by NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) scientists has given the rice industry an accurate and time-saving procedure to identify grain suitable for sushi and popular puffed rice products, including breakfast cereals.

Forster-Tuncurry community at DPI's SMART drumline stand

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) will open a community drop-in stand this weekend to inform and educate the public about the 10 SMART (Shark-Management-Alert-in-Real-Time) drumlines, which were deployed off beaches in the Forster-Tuncurry region on Monday 14 August.

Wheat crop at Garah

Winter crops struggle without rain

- Agriculture

A record dry July has put pressure on struggling winter crops and the prospects for summer crops in some areas across the state.

Researchers from the NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSWDPI) are working with scientists from some of Australia’s leading universities in a bid to forecast the potential for disease outbreaks in high value oyster farms.

View all media releases