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New mango varieties tested for disinfestation treatment

The Territory could soon be exporting two new varieties of mangoes if trials currently being undertaken by the Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR) are successful.

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Last week to apply for earth science, mining or petroleum scholarship

Young Territorians have until Friday 2 November to apply for the 2019 Earth Sciences/Mining/Petroleum Scholarship.

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Northern Territory mangoes negotiated into South Australian markets

The Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR), Biosecurity Queensland, and Biosecurity South Australia have successfully negotiated market access for Northern Territory (NT) mango growers into South Australia, following an SA withdrawal from operational procedures in July.

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Apply now for Women in Agri-tech program

Female high school teachers from regional, rural and remote Northern Territory are encouraged to apply for the inaugural Women in Agri-tech program.

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Remote livestock management system wins National Landcare Award

A remote livestock management system developed by Precision Pastoral Pty Ltd in partnership with Ninti One Limited and the Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR) has won the Australian Government Innovation in Agriculture Land Management Award at the National Landcare Awards.

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Nominate now for the 2019 Rural Women’s Award

The 2018 AgriFuturesTM Rural Women’s Award national winners were announced on Monday 15 October.

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Limited Foundation-Related Construction Approved at MRM

An amendment to the existing McArthur River Mine (MRM) Mining Management Plan (MMP) has been approved which allows foundation-related construction at the Charlie stage of the Central West area of the Northern Overburden Emplacement Facility. The Central West site is split into three stages known as Alpha, Bravo and Charlie. Alpha and Bravo have been previously approved and are in use.

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Animal Welfare visits Ramingining

The Animal Welfare Branch recently embarked on a trip to Ramininging, 560km east of Darwin, to deliver an interactive session to students.

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Central Australia hosts entomological conference

More than 120 professional entomologists from across Australia swarmed into Alice Springs from 23-26 September for the Australian Entomological Society 49th AGM and Scientific Conference.

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Boat ramp surveys commence

Fisheries interviewers have commenced surveying at boat ramps across the Northern Territory as part of the 2018-2019 Territory-wide recreational fishing survey.