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Dr Lindsay O'Brien holding his Farrer Medal and standing with Mr Geoffrey Mason, AM, Kate Lorimer-Ward and Professor Alex McBratney

The 2020 Farrer Memorial Medal has been awarded to Dr Lindsay O’Brien for his valuable contribution to wheat breeding and cereal chemistry research that has improved Australia’s cereal production.

NSW leads the way on Agricultural Workers' Code

- Agriculture; Ministerial

The NSW Government will become the first jurisdiction to write the new Agricultural Workers' Code into public health orders, paving the way for the $15.9 billion NSW primary industries sector to find skilled workers for the upcoming harvest.

Top: Central Tablelands LLS regional weeds coordinator, Marita Sydes and NSW DPI weed biocontrol scientist, Andrew McConnachie, bottom: holes in Paterson's curse leaf indicating weevils present

Weevils spell trouble for Paterson’s curse

- Biosecurity

Local producers could save money and boost weed control this spring by checking Paterson’s curse plants for insect damage before they spray weeds, according to NSW Department of Primary Industries and Local Land Services.

dairy cows in a field with a rainbow in the sky

As seasonal conditions across much of NSW continue to improve on the back of recent rain, the NSW Department of Primary Industries’ expanded dairy unit is working to prepare producers for better times to come.

AgGuide - Preparing for drought cover

Here’s what the farmers say about drought

- Agriculture; Drought

The NSW Department of Primary Industries has launched a new publication Preparing for drought – what the farmers say, designed to provide a resource to support the State’s primary producers to become stronger and ready to face future droughts.

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