The Northern Territory Government has commenced research and demonstration of genetically modified (GM) cotton on our research farms to evaluate its future economic viability as a major component of a developing Northern Territory agricultural industry.
The Northern Territory has been declared banana freckle free, with the proof of freedom from the disease declared on 1 February.
A mineral lease has been granted for a new lithium mine about 90km south of Darwin.
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As a result of continued efforts to trace plants infected with the citrus canker disease as well as assistance from the community, the Citrus Canker Emergency Response Team has successfully identified another plant infected with citrus canker. Located on a residential property in Durack, this is the 14th infected plant found in the Northern Territory since the first citrus canker detection in April 2018.
An amendment has been approved to McArthur River Mine’s (MRM) existing Mine Management Plan that will allow the operator to improve contaminated water management at the site.
Territorians are reminded they are responsible for the safety and welfare of their pets and livestock over the Christmas and holiday period.
Fees for fruit, farm and packing shed quarantine inspections will be waived for registered commercial citrus growers exporting fruit to interstate markets.
The Northern Territory (NT) Pastoral Feed Outlook is a quarterly publication that summarises information relevant to the pastoral industry such as current feed supply, seasonal conditions, development of drought conditions and fire risk.
A comprehensive new Management Framework and Associated Harvest Strategy for the Offshore Net and Line Fishery is now in effect.