Media Releases

Andrew and Jo holding plant specimens

Stay alert for Russian wheat aphid

- Agriculture; Biosecurity

With new confirmations of Russian wheat aphids (RWA) near Griffith, Jerilderie and Swan Hill, NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has urged growers and farm advisers in southern NSW to be on the lookout for the pest.

The NSW Government has released the NSW Forestry Industry Roadmap, a strategic action plan to build a stronger, more competitive and ecologically sustainable forestry industry.

Jeremy Bright, DPI Macadamia Development Officer

A new publication for macadamia growers featuring case studies of leading orchard managers and their successful practices is now available.

Poppies blooming for NSW farmers [PDF]

- Agriculture; Ministerial

Poppies will now be able to be legally grown in NSW following the passage of the Poppy Industry Bill 2016 through NSW Parliament today, with full support from the NSW Government, Opposition, minor parties and independents.

Bill and Patrick are near Deniliquin holding a the bird management guide and discussing strategies

NSW Department of Primary Industries’ (DPI) Game Licensing Unit has advised Riverina rice growers to remain vigilant and continue to monitor wild duck presence in their crops this spring.

New chickpea variety for superior disease resistance [PDF]

- Agriculture; Ministerial

Minister for Primary Industries, Niall Blair and Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Northern Panel Chair James Clark today announced the release of a new chickpea variety with superior disease resistance at the AgQuip Field Days in Gunnedah.

A boggy pasture

Wet weather dampens seasonal conditions

- Agriculture

The July wet weather has impacted on the state’s primary producers, with some winter crops heavily waterlogged.

Greg Dunn and Adrian Englefield on location

Innovative approaches to vineyard management will feature at a free National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) vine health workshop in Irymple on Tuesday August 30.

First case of Russian wheat aphid confirmed in NSW

- Agriculture; Biosecurity

NSW Department of Primary Industries has confirmed the first detection of Russian wheat aphids (Diuraphis noxia) in a wheat crop in the State's south.

Greg Dunn and Adrian Englefield on location

Innovative approaches to vineyard management will feature at a free National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) vine health workshop in Griffith on Thursday September 1.