Media Releases

CottonInfo regional extension officer, Janelle Montgomery

Sticking it to Noogoora burr

- Agriculture

A naturally occurring fungus is being harnessed to tackle Noogoora burr, an invasive weed which causes major impacts on agriculture and the environment in eastern Australia.

The fourth annual Gone Fishing Day is set to attract thousands to the water today, offering the whole family the chance to enjoy this healthy outdoor activity as NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) hosts numerous events across the state.

Small spring improvements for some farmers

- Agriculture; Drought

The latest NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) State Seasonal Update for September indicates 98% of the state remains in drought.

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has today announced which projects will receive a share in $15 million from the Recreational Fishing Trust to improve recreational fishing in NSW.

Two officers in waders enter an enclosed pond with retrieval gear

Following reports from the community and an extensive investigation by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI), a raid was undertaken on a residential property in south west Sydney this week, resulting in the seizure of 90 Red-eared slider turtles and two large Alligator snapping turtles.

Dynamic dual-purpose crops deliver grain and graze options

- Agriculture; Research & Development

Central west and Riverina producers will this month have the opportunity to see how dual-purpose, grain and grazing crops can be managed to maximise farm profitability at free workshops in Cudal and Holbrook.

Making it easier for farmers to access help [PDF]

- Drought; Ministerial

The NSW Government is making it easier for farmers and their families to access the Drought Transport Subsidies and the Drought Assistance Fund by relaxing the gross off-farm asset test and supporting the next generation of new entrants.

Premium beef a forensic certainty

- Agriculture; Research & Development

In a win for consumers and local beef producers, premium grass-fed and grain-fed beef products could soon be identified using a simple forensic test, according to researchers from the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Charles Sturt University (CSU).

The consultation period on the marine park proposal for 25 sites from Newcastle to Wollongong finished on 27 September, following six weeks of public discussion.

Schools go live with sharks [PDF]

- Ministerial

NSW school students will today get a chance to be transported from the classroom to the crystal clear waters of the Pacific Ocean to learn more about some of Australia’s most feared ocean predators.