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.
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.
Three Department of Primary Industry and Resources staff members recently travelled to Canberra for this year’s Crawford Fund Annual Conference.
One of our own has taken out the Young Achiever Award at last night’s Northern Territory Seafood Industry Awards.
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.
The Legislative Assembly has passed the Hemp Industry Bill, which will see the development of an NT hemp sector.
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.
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.
The Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR) held their annual bull sale on 18 June via an online auction.
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.