Media Releases

Frogbit found in a dam at Rossmore NSW.

A two-day, multi-agency operation has recently uncovered six new frogbit (Limnobium laevigatum) infestations in the Camden Council local government area following detection of the invasive, smothering waterweed at three Rossmore sites in October this year.

Targeted patrols in South West NSW have clamped down on illegal fishing with more than $13,000 in infringement notices issued for offences related to native species.

$10 million facility to supercharge chickpea production

- Agriculture; Research & Development; Ministerial

As worldwide demand for Australian chickpeas soars, the NSW Government has today responded by investing in a $10 million research and development facility at Tamworth, which would boost production in new areas across the State and country.

The NSW Government will invest $1.32 million in seven pilot projects across 10 separate sites focusing on energy solutions for intensive agriculture, Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall announced today.

locust

Landholders are advised to keep a close watch on locust populations over the summer months and take action to avoid potentially bigger problems with autumn crop plantings.

Warroo rubber vine

Property owners and land managers in north west NSW have been urged to check their properties for the toxic invasive weed, rubber vine (Cryptostegia grandiflora), which is now being eradicated from four sites near Wanaaring, Yantabulla and Weilmoringle.

60,000 Murray Cod released back into the Darling River

- Fishing; Ministerial

A bold rescue-and-return mission by the NSW Government has successfully seen more than 60,000 Murray Cod released back into the Darling River near Menindee today, two years after severe drought triggered fish deaths.

The NSW Government has announced an additional $36,000 in funding for the Cobar Miners’ Memorial for the use of shotcrete to give the monument a genuine mining feel, so that it appropriately honours those who have lost their lives on the job.

Minister Adam Marshall with Member for Coffs Harbour, Gurmesh Singh at a banana farm near Coffs Harbour

Grants available for horticulture to keep nutrients on-farm

- Agriculture; Ministerial

The booming horticulture industry on the State’s North Coast is set to be further boosted by a NSW Government program to make operations more productive, profitable and environmentally sustainable, Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall announced today.

Murray Cod fishing season reopens tomorrow

- Fishing; Ministerial

Recreational fishers will welcome the first day of summer by being allowed to cast their lines in search of the prized Murray Cod, Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has announced, with the season to open tomorrow.