New South Wales

Growers are being advised to monitor for green peach aphid following outbreaks in canola crops in the Riverina, Southern Tablelands, South West Slopes and the Central West Slopes regions of New South Wales. Photo: Lilia Jenkins, Cesar Australia.

Green peach aphid alert issued for parts of New South Wales

Canola crops are under fire from green peach aphids in some areas of New South Wales.

18 June 2024

According to the National Feral Pig Action Plan, feral pig populations can increase by 86 per cent in one year if no control is conducted. Credit: John Carnemolla, Shutterstock.

Calls for feral pig support

NSW farmers are calling for more state funding to tackle feral pig problems.

08 May 2024

Some areas of Western Australia received much-needed rainfall in March after a long hot, dry spell. Photo: Mark Saunders.

Seeding is underway in some regions across Australia

Growers in some areas of NSW, Victoria and WA have started seeding.

10 April 2024

NSW DPI research agronomist Mathew Dunn at the Wagga Wagga, NSW, research farm, during a field day in early February. Photo: Mark Saunders.

Soil acidity problems tackled in southern NSW

NSW field experiment trial helps uncover extent and severity of soil acidity.

22 March 2024

 Recent wet weather could accelerate the spread of fire ants. Photo courtesy of Invasive Species Council.

Fire ants fuelled by wild weather, Council warns

Warning on fire ants issued by Invasive Species Council

19 January 2024

 The AgSmart Connect event will be held in Tamworth, NSW, next year and highlight innovation in agriculture. Photo Mark Saunders.

New name for ag innovation event

AgSmart Connect to be held in March 2024

13 December 2023

 Weevils and rust fungus will be introduced as biocontrol agents for invasive weeds. Photo courtesy of NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

NSW Government funds invasive weed biocontrol project

NSW Government invests in program targeting invasive weeds using approved biological control agents.

27 November 2023

 CSIRO is inviting NSW regional residents to complete a survey on the 2021 mouse plague. Photo courtesy of Peter Brown, CSIRO.

CSIRO seeks feedback on 2021 mouse plague

A survey, which aims to better understand the impact of the 2021 NSW mouse plague, is now open.

20 November 2023


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