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Victorians living in metro Melbourne and Mitchell Shire are now recommended to wear face masks in situations where they are leaving their home and physical distancing is not possible – to help slow the spread …

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From Wednesday 8 July 2020, strict penalties will be in place for anyone who breaches the new rules on the temporary NSW and Victorian border closures. New measures will be in place to help stop the …

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The bluetongue virus (BTV) transmission zone has been extended approximately 100 kilometres south and inland following detection of BTV in cattle in the Shoalhaven area during routine testing for the National Arbovirus Monitoring Program (NAMP). NSW …

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How to describe the pH of soil is one of the key properties covered in the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s free ‘Simple Guide for Describing Soils.’ Pictured here a test to determine …

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Rural agricultural business with the opportunity to share in $10m worth of grants to help fund job-creating projects across the state have until July 10 to submit their interest. Applications are open for a third round …

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DPIRD research scientist Dr Catherine Borger tests for herbicide resistance in barley grass at the department’s Northam Grains Research Facilities. (Source: DPIRD) Five Western Australian grower groups have banded together as part of a research project …

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With improved conditions in some areas of central, southern and northern NSW, growers keen to ensure crops remain vigorous and healthy have been advised to get the correct diagnosis before spraying fungicide. Continuing wet weather has …

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South Australia’s Blue Crab and Rock Lobster fishers are charting a more sustainable future for their industries in new commercial fishing management plans coming into effect today. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone …

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Victoria’s key fruit production regions will continue to be protected from the destructive impacts of Queensland fruit fly with an extension of funding from the Victorian Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced a further …

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With the Western Australian truffle harvest well underway, commercial truffle growers have been making the most of new guides designed to strengthen their pest management practices. Complimentary hard copies of the Australian Truffle Orchards – Pest …

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