Media Releases

Incoming chair of the NSW Footrot Steering Committee Derek Schoen, aims to improve footrot management outcomes in sheep flocks across the state

New committee steers footrot management

- Agriculture; Biosecurity

NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has announced the new steering committee which will provide ongoing oversight and strategic direction to the NSW Footrot Management Program.

The Murray Crayfish season is now underway, and NSW DPI Fisheries Officers are reminding the public to abide by strict size and bag limits after a Queen's Birthday long weekend blitz.

Households and small businesses impacted by the mouse plague across regional NSW can now claim rebates as part of the NSW Government’s $150 million Mouse Control Program by visiting the Service NSW website.

Ban on GM crops no more

- Agriculture; Ministerial

Today marks an historic new opportunity for the state’s farmers to increase their competitiveness and productivity, as the NSW Government lifts its ban on the use of Genetically Modified (GM) crops.

The NSW Government will extend a subsidy for half the quarantine costs of overseas agricultural workers into the 2021/22 financial year, Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall announced today.

Buzzing about bee biosecurity

- Biosecurity

The state’s Chief Plant Protection Officer has marked the end of ‘Sugar Shake Season’ by thanking the state’s 12,000 registered beekeepers for helping to keep the country free of the scourge of Varroa mite.

Young agricultural enthusiasts at previous Trangie Junior Show Judging Competitions.

NSW Department of Primary Industries is pleased to open the gates once again at Trangie Agricultural Research Centre for the 2021 Trangie Junior Show Judging Competition on Monday 28 June.

The NSW Government has today started to process previously successful rebate applications as part of the Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebates (EWIR) Round 1 ahead of Round 2 going live on 1 July 2021.

Farmers well prepared despite APVMA determination

- Agriculture; Biosecurity; Ministerial

The State’s farmers are well prepared to meet a potential spring surge in mouse numbers, despite the Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) not providing approval to perimeter bait crops with bromadiolone-treated grain today.

Luke Pearce, NSW DPI Fisheries Manager

NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Fisheries worked with the Central Acclimatisation Society to relocate several hundred Brown Trout from Winburndale Dam and the stream above, to the Mill Pond at Portland to help the survival of an iconic threatened species.