Media Releases

Port Stephens will soon be a hive of activity with construction about to commence on the first large scale oyster reef restoration project in NSW.

NSW DPI and Lismore Council staff baiting and tracking yellow crazy ants in Molesworth Street, Lismore

NSW says good riddance to crazy pest

- Biosecurity

The NSW Government has announced the removal of movement restrictions for yellow crazy ant in previously infested areas of Lismore and Terania Creek from 31 December 2019.

A composite photo of the two award recipients accepting their awards from the Minister

2019 Farmer of the Year announced

- Ministerial

Wallendbeen farmer Chris Hall of Hall Family Orchards and Megan dairy farmer Renae Connell have been announced as the respective winners of the 2019 NSW Farmer of the Year and 2019 Young Farmer of the Year.

Dr Brett Summerell congratulates Dr Angus Carnegie - they are both standing and smiling towards the camera.

NSW DPI research scientist awarded Fellow for plant pathology

- Research & Development

NSW DPI Principal Research Scientist Dr Angus Carnegie has been awarded a Fellowship of the Australasian Plant Pathology Society in recognition of his substantial contributions to plant pathology and scientific leadership to the society.

The NSW Government is today calling on Commonwealth, state and territory governments to come to the table and back a national income protection scheme to insure farmers against drought.

Funding awarded to support young farmers and fishers

- Agriculture; Fishing

The NSW Young Farmer Business Program has announced 16 projects, aimed to create business and leadership opportunities for young farmers and fishers in NSW, will receive more than $134,000 in grant funding.

Global automatic milking systems R&D webinar

- Agriculture

Dairy farmers and service providers are encouraged to register for the first ever global automatic milking systems R&D webinar hosted by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI).

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Agriculture Victoria have been working together on biosecurity or animal welfare emergencies for a number of years and have now signed a revised Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) renewing  their partnership.

Deputy Premier and Minister responsible for Forestry John Barilaro today announced a $3 million project to drive innovation and technology advancements in the NSW forestry industry.

Drs Van Zwieten and Singh are holding handfuls of soil and smiling towards the camera

NSW soil scientists in top 1% of global research

- Agriculture; Research & Development

Two local soil scientists, who were recognised in the world's most influential researchers list, have been applauded by NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Deputy Director General Research Excellence, John Tracey.