Media Releases

John Casella, 2018 Graham Gregory Award winner

John Casella has today been awarded the 2018 Graham Gregory Award in recognition of his significant contribution to the NSW wine industry.

young fishers beach fishing at Gone Fishing Day, please credit NSW DPI

Thousands set to go fishing this Sunday

- Fishing

NSW Department of Primary Industries’ fifth annual Gone Fishing Day is set to attract thousands of individuals and families to the water this Sunday for a fun-filled day of fishing.

Shelby Young with soil samples

Cotton disease research from Texas to Narrabri

- Biosecurity

A love of plant and soil science brought Texas graduate student, Shelby Young to the Narrabri Australian Cotton Research Institute to study cotton diseases.

Darren Fahey and Dan Shaw

Cool climate tips for premium Pinot Noir

- Agriculture

The NSW Government is embarking on an ambitious plan to create a modern day’s Noah’s Ark as it kickstarts the State’s largest ever fish breeding program, ahead of what is expected to be a horror summer of fish kills.

Groundbreaking NSW study to grow medicinal cannabis industry [PDF]

- Research & Development; Ministerial

The NSW Government is investing in pioneering research into the medicinal cannabis industry, with Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall unveiling a new $10 million study from a top-secret cannabis research facility in regional NSW.

woman holding native tree saplings and more tree saplings in the background

Innovative research on woody biomass crops for bioenergy in NSW

- Forestry; Research & Development

As part of the NSW Climate Change Research Strategy, the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) $4 million Biomass for Bioenergy project is investigating opportunities for increasing the amount of sustainable biomass use in NSW with a focus on electricity generation.

Anthrax vaccination reminder for NSW farmers

- Agriculture; Biosecurity

The NSW Department of Primary Industries and Local Land Services are encouraging farmers across the state to vaccinate their cattle and sheep against anthrax - a serious disease that can kill stock of any age or class with no warning.

The NSW Department of Primary Industries is calling for Expressions of Interest for four independent members to join its Young Farmer Business Program Advisory Committee.

DPI staff assembling turtle traps

A research program led by NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) in collaboration with Local Land Services and Centennial Parklands, is providing invaluable information for the future management and control of the red-eared slider turtle.