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Local fruit picker campaign launches

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Local fruit picker campaign launches

The Department of Primary Industry and Resources and Northern Territory Farmers Association have partnered to launch a local worker attraction campaign encouraging Territorians to be local heroes by signing up for fruit picking jobs to help farmers get their produce to market.

Strong partnership enables rapid biosecurity response

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Strong partnership enables rapid biosecurity response

Last month, during a ride in the bush, a member of the Larrakia Rangers spotted a dead pig near a local rubbish dump.

NT water resource information

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NT water resource information

This week’s webinar will focus on water resource information in the Northern Territory.

Collaboration results in the discovery of a new fish record

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Collaboration results in the discovery of a new fish record

A new fish species has been recorded in Territory waters.

Broadacre cropping in the Territory webinar

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Broadacre cropping in the Territory webinar

Our upcoming webinar will present an update on the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) broadacre cropping project.

Finding oscar

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Finding oscar

Earlier this year, staff from our Fisheries Division conducted site inspections at Durack lake after an oscar (a non-native ornamental aquarium) fish was caught and released by an angler.

Spicing up the North webinar

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Spicing up the North webinar

This week’s webinar will focus on growing high value condiment crops in Northern Australia.

Proposed Nolans Project rare earths mine milestone

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Proposed Nolans Project rare earths mine milestone

The Northern Territory Government has offered the grant of mineral leases to Australian company Arafura Rare Earths Pty Ltd, paving the way for its proposed Nolans rare earths mine and processing plant in Central Australia.

Fall armyworm pest management

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Fall armyworm pest management

The crop destroying exotic plant pest, fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), was detected in a pheromone trap located at Katherine Research Station in March 2020.

Educating students on sustainable fishing

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Educating students on sustainable fishing

As part of Science Week 2020, the Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR) Fisheries Division delivered a webinar to students from Katherine’s School of the Air.