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Cottoning on

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Cottoning on

Cotton research and cultivation has a long history in the Northern Territory (NT), with early research dating from the late 1800s on the botanic gardens at Palmerston. 2019 has seen the return of cotton to the NT with trial crops grown on both commercial farms and Department of Primary Industry and Resources research farms.

Integrated Pest Management Field Walk

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Integrated Pest Management Field Walk

The Department of Primary Industry and Resources’ (DPIR) partnership with the Northern Territory Farmers Association (NTFA) allows industry stakeholders access to valuable information and resources.

Department succeeds at national conference

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Department succeeds at national conference

Three Department of Primary Industry and Resources staff members recently travelled to Canberra for this year’s Crawford Fund Annual Conference.

Sam Nowland awarded Young Achiever 2019

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Sam Nowland awarded Young Achiever 2019

One of our own has taken out the Young Achiever Award at last night’s Northern Territory Seafood Industry Awards.

Self herding in the centre

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Self herding in the centre

The Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR) hosted Bruce Maynard, a passionate farmer and co-developer of the Maynard and Revell self herding and self shepherding management practice, in Alice Springs from Monday 29 July – Friday 2 August.

Hemp Industry Bill passed in Parliament

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Hemp Industry Bill passed in Parliament

The Legislative Assembly has passed the Hemp Industry Bill, which  will see the development of an NT hemp sector.

Rebate scheme a success so far

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Rebate scheme a success so far

The On-Farm Emergency Water Rebate Scheme has taken off,  with the number of applications since it’s opening on 29 March 2019 exceeding  expectations.

Exploration to begin for onshore gas

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Exploration to begin for onshore gas

All recommendations in Table 16.1 of the Scientific  Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing’s (Inquiry) final report have now been  completed. This means the Northern Territory Government can assess applications  for drilling of petroleum wells and hydraulic fracturing.

2019 bull sale results

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2019 bull sale results

The Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR) held their annual bull sale on 18 June via an online auction.

Local oyster program heads overseas

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Local oyster program heads overseas

On the back of the  Northern Territory Government’s program designed to develop a tropical rock  oyster aquaculture industry, two from the team at the Darwin Aquaculture Centre  recently travelled to Malaysia to exchange knowledge with local oyster  hatcheries and farmers.