Media Releases

Pygmy perch living large in Grafton

- Fishing

A tiny, endangered native fish is getting a helping hand at NSW Department of Primary Industries Grafton Fisheries Research Institute to ensure the future survival of the species in the wild.

NSW Fresh Milk & Dairy Advocate logo

New Plan for NSW Dairy Industry

- Agriculture

NSW Fresh Milk and Dairy Advocate Ian Zandstra has released a draft Action Plan for the state’s dairy industry and invited industry stakeholders and the community to comment.

Rob Stokes with Dr David Hopkins

DPI researcher wins Premier’s Prize for Science & Engineering

- Research & Development

NSW Department of Primary Industries Senior Principal Research Scientist, Dr David Hopkins has received one of the NSW Premier’s Prizes for Science & Engineering in the category Innovation in Public Sector Science & Engineering.

Laura Kostanski, Edwina Toohey, Tharcilla Alvarenga, Krista Mentjox

Agri-tech virtual innovation on show

- Agriculture

The latest in Agricultural technology and innovation will be on show as part of the GATE Virtual 2020 event, hosted by NSW Department of Primary Industries’ Global Ag-Tech Ecosystem on 28 October.

Chickpea industry bolstered by $30 million investment

- Agriculture; Research & Development; Ministerial

A national chickpea breeding program would be launched from the NSW Department of Primary Industries Tamworth Agricultural Institute under a $30 million plan to boost production and exports, Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall announced today.

Justin and Pip Jarrett

Justin Jarrett has been awarded the 2019 Graham Gregory Award in recognition of his contribution to the NSW wine industry through sustainable and organic viticulture.

fall armyworm larvae damage on plant

Grain growers urged to look for fall armyworm in crops

- Agriculture; Biosecurity

Farmers have been urged to be on the lookout for signs of damage and the presence of fall armyworm larvae in summer crops following the recent trapping of moths in the Lower Namoi.

Foreign workers pilot program endorsed to help fill labour shortage

- Agriculture; Ministerial

The NSW Government has today provided conditional approval for more than 350 skilled workers to arrive from Fiji to help fill a labour shortage in the State’s abattoirs.

'Gone Fishing Day' lures fishos online in 2020

- Fishing; Ministerial

The State’s biggest day on the fishing calendar is set to be transformed into a virtual fishing festival for 2020, Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has announced.

wheat harvesting in a field of wheat

New grain harvest operations training course

- Agriculture

NSW Department of Primary Industries’ Tocal College has unveiled a new course which will provide people with the skills and knowledge to understand grain harvest operations.