Agricultural research takes another big hit

THE STATE BUDGET Les Pearson reports THE latest State Budget delivered yet another blow to a key research and development department for South Australia’s primary producers on the back of a decade of continual cuts. The Budget sees the government’s net appropriation to the Department of Primary Industries and Resources (PIRSA) fall from $89 million […]

Farmers warned on spray drift

New research shows Clare vines at risk FARMERS could face a ban of the widely-used weed control chemical, Glyphosate, if newly introduced summer spraying regulations are not acknowledged by growers. The PIRSA Summer Spraying Code of Practice was developed in consultation with the Mid North Spray Drift Committee in November last year. It was introduced […]