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Apply for an earth science, mining or petroleum scholarship

Young Territorians wanting to study earth science, mining or petroleum engineering, or metallurgy at university next year are encouraged to apply for a three-year scholarship offered by the Department of Primary Industry and Resources.

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Citrus canker restricted area declared around Wanguri

Another citrus canker detection has been made in the Northern Territory, following successful tracing activities by the citrus canker emergency response team.

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Trial implemented for fossicking consents

Persons looking to fossick on reserved land will now be issued Northern Territory Government consents for up to two weeks at a time, as part of a trial to improve safety and foster stronger understanding between fossickers and pastoralists.

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Boost for recreational fishing

Another four trial Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) have been deployed in Darwin waters to help boost recreational fishing.

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Farming scholar to study timberland diversification

Frank Miller has received the 2019 Nuffield Farming Scholarship for the Northern Territory.

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Northern Territory on track to eradicate browsing ant by mid-2021

Earlier this year, the National Biosecurity Management Group, which includes all State and Territory governments, agreed to a whole-of-life response plan and committed $4.68 million to continue eradicating the exotic pest.

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Recreational fishing opportunities boosted

The first of five trial fish  attraction device (FADs) has been dropped into the ocean just off Dundee Beach  to help enhance and expand recreational fishing opportunities in the Territory.

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Citrus canker response moves into next phase

The citrus canker emergency response is set to move into its next phase, with removal of citrus plants due to commence in restricted areas over the coming weeks. Small scale removals will begin with priority residences within the Greater Darwin and Katherine regions.

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Nominations open for Rural Women’s Award

Territory women can nominate now for the 2019 AgrifuturesTM Rural Women’s Award.

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Review of Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Act

Public comments are currently being taken on proposed amendments to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Act.