Media Releases

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has announced the winner of the 2017 John Holliday Student Conservation Award at an event held at the Port Stephens Fisheries Institute this morning.

Management of private native forestry approvals [PDF]

- Forestry; Ministerial

Local Land Services (LLS) will take on a new role providing advice to landholders and managing approvals for private native forestry from next year, Minister for Lands and Forestry Paul Toole said today.

DPI's Dr Rebecca Darbyshire

DPI agrifood winner

- Agriculture

An inspiring, young innovator, Dr Rebecca Darbyshire has been recognised for her contribution to Australia’s food security with the inaugural ICM Agrifood Award from the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE).

Farrer Memorial Medal presentation

The 2017 Farrer Memorial Medal has been awarded to Dr John Kirkegaard for sustainable agriculture research.

Welcoming Rain, Canola harvest

Welcome rain relieves seasonal conditions

- Agriculture

Following the dry start to spring, seasonal conditions improved for the state’s primary producers with average to above-average rainfall across most areas of NSW during October and good follow-up rain received in many areas in November.

Negotiations commence on Forestry future [PDF]

- Forestry; Ministerial

Formal negotiations have commenced with the Commonwealth Government to extend Regional Forest Agreements, Minister for Lands and Forestry Paul Toole said today.

New research suggests there are enough residues in the North Coast’s sustainably managed forests and sawmills to power more than 200,000 local homes per year.

Global Ag-Tech Ecosystem seeks applications

- Agriculture

Entrepreneurs from Australia and across the world have been invited to join a global research and agricultural technology centre based in the NSW Central West.

A father and son from Fairfield have been ordered to pay more than $16,000 in fines and costs, after recently being found guilty of breaching a number of fishing rules and regulations while fishing in Lake Illawarra.

Matt Notley

Farmer focused precision cropping

- Agriculture

Popular demand has driven the development of a new precision agronomy course for grain growers to be delivered by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Tocal College.