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Industry update

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Industry update

As we head towards a ‘new normal’, the Department of Primary Industry and Resources remains committed to supporting the Territory’s vital primary industry and resource sectors to maintain business continuity in the safest possible manner, and importantly in looking towards recovery.

Protecting our waterways

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Protecting our waterways

Earlier this year, staff from the Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR) Fisheries Division conducted site inspections at Durack lake after an oscar (non-native ornamental aquarium) fish was caught by an angler.

New broadacre farming project to boost local economy

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New broadacre farming project to boost local economy

Opportunities to boost commercial crops in the Northern Territory (NT), strengthen market supply and support the local economy have come to fruition during April with the release of under-utilised Douglas Daly Research Farm land, via license for commercial horticulture initiatives.

On-Farm Emergency Water Rebate Scheme

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On-Farm Emergency Water Rebate Scheme

Livestock farmers who are affected by drought can access financial support to improve drought resilience and manage the welfare of livestock under the On-Farm Emergency Water Rebate Scheme.

Nathan River Resources to recommence mining activities

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Nathan River Resources to recommence mining activities

Nathan River Resources (NRR) has been issued an authorisation to recommence mining activities as part of the Nathan River Project mine, in the Roper Gulf region.

Hemp industry act and regulations commence

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Hemp industry act and regulations commence

Today the Hemp Industry Act 2019 and the Hemp Industry Regulations 2020 commenced, enabling the Northern Territory (NT) farming sector to work with a versatile new crop that could offer both good economic return and an environmentally sustainable product.

Buy NT caught seafood this Easter

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Buy NT caught seafood this Easter

Territorians are encouraged to think local this Easter and enjoy delicious, fresh, locally-caught seafood from their local fish market or supermarket.

Fall armyworm detected in the Northern Territory

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Fall armyworm detected in the Northern Territory

The crop destroying exotic plant pest, fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), was detected in a pheromone trap located at Katherine Research Station on 18 March 2020.

Industry update

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Industry update

As part of measures for controlling the transmission of COVID-19, the Northern Territory Government has implemented border controls, effective from 4pm on Tuesday 24 March 2020.

Citrus canker restricted areas to be lifted

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Citrus canker restricted areas to be lifted

Citrus canker restricted areas will be lifted in the Darwin, Palmerston and the rural areas from 20 March 2020 as this serious plant disease is moving towards being eradicated from the Northern Territory (NT).