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Biosecurity alert: White spot disease in prawns

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Biosecurity alert: White spot disease in prawns

White spot disease has been detected on prawn farms near Brisbane, southeast Queensland. This disease has not been detected in the Northern Territory.

Safe recycled water comes with AZRI’s horticultural land lease offer

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Safe recycled water comes with AZRI’s horticultural land lease offer

Horticultural land is being offered for lease at the Arid Zone Research Institute (AZRI) in Alice Springs—and it comes with an abundant supply of clean, recycled water.

International agricultural leaders in NT knowledge exchange

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International agricultural leaders in NT knowledge exchange

International leaders in agricultural research recently gained and exchanged knowledge during a week-long tour of key research facilities in the Northern Territory (NT).

Manton Dam welcomes barramundi fingerlings

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Manton Dam welcomes barramundi fingerlings

Northern Territory anglers have 110,000 more reasons to get excited about fishing at Manton Dam. The Northern Territory Government has recently released a record number of barramundi fingerlings into the popular fishing spot.

2017 Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar (AGES) program released

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2017 Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar (AGES) program released

The 2017 Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar (AGES) program has been released.

A Property Identification code is required for farm animals

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A Property Identification code is required for farm animals

The Department of Primary Industry and Resources is urging Northern Territory livestock owners to register their properties and help maintain biosecurity.

Busting water safety myths

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Busting water safety myths

Water is life, and nowhere is that truer than in the Red Centre, where every drop counts. In arid environments, the use of clean, safe, recycled water is important to sustainability—and many Alice Spring residents agree, dispelling the notion that recycled water is unsafe.

Study to assess impact of wild dogs on beef herds

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Study to assess impact of wild dogs on beef herds

The department is conducting research to assess the impact of wild dogs within beef breeding herds in the Northern Territory (NT). The results could be considered by industry in the future development of best practice guidelines.

Ti Tree residents to help eradicate fruit fly

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Ti Tree residents to help eradicate fruit fly

A program to eradicate Queensland fruit fly from the Ti Tree area is currently underway.

Rehabilitation of former Rum Jungle Mine Site - Closed for public comment

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Rehabilitation of former Rum Jungle Mine Site - Closed for public comment

The former Rum Jungle mine site, located approximately 105km (by road) south of Darwin, is undergoing detailed rehabilitation planning to address long-term environmental impacts. Rehabilitation activities have been proposed for the former Rum Jungle mine site, including the satellite sites Mount Fitch and Mount Burton, near Batchelor, Northern Territory.