Media Releases

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.

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.

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.

Fall army on a corn plant

Producers across NSW are on the lookout for fall armyworm, following confirmation of the pest at Hillston, Croppa Creek, Breeza, Forbes, Dubbo, Narrabri, Wee Waa, Maitland, Moree and Boggabilla.

Profitability in the NSW dairy industry has rebounded in the past financial year following years of drought according to the Dairy Farm Monitor Project run by NSW Department of Primary Industries.

More foreign workers approved as first flight arrives from Fiji

- Agriculture; Ministerial

The NSW Government has provided approval for a further 160 critical workers to arrive from either the Soloman Islands, Tonga or Vanuatu to assist the labour-intensive tomato industry, Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall announced today.

Fishers given greater input into harvest strategies

- Fishing; Ministerial

The State’s fishing industries will benefit from greater certainty and transparency in fisheries management decisions, with the NSW Government today launching a draft policy and guidelines to steer the development of harvest strategies.