Country Hour South Australia
SA Country Hour Thurs 5 Mar03/04/15
*A Chinese company is investing millions of dollars in the south east seaweed industry and one day hopes to start farming seaweed for the first time in Australia. *Sunraysia residents with neglected fruit trees could be penalised under a new plan to...
SA Country Hour Wed 4 Mar
*Wine industry bodies will use an upcoming review into Australia's industrial relations framework to push for a simpler, more flexible set of rules. *A year on from the implementation of a climate change plan for the Eyre Peninsula and the plan is...
SA Country Hour Tues 3 Mar
*Australia's largest cotton grower is optimistic about a proposal to merge with the southern hemisphere's biggest walnut producer. *A livestock nutritionist says many producers are not having their water supplies tested enough and this can have an...
SA Country Hour Mon 02 Feb
*The country's biggest walnut grower has announced plans to snap up more cotton and water assets in New South Wales. *China's desire to keep a number of pests and weeds out of the country will be reflected in a new wheat and barley export protocol, to...
SA Country Hour Fri 27 Feb
*The annual South Australian No Till Farmers' Association (SANTFA) conference was held today in Tanunda, in the Barossa Valley. *Wine grapes in South Australia's Barossa Valley are left hanging on vines because of a bottleneck at wineries, as a supply...
SA Country Hour Thurs 26 Feb
*Parliamentary Secretary to the Agriculture Minister says a third of the Government's red tape reduction measures to ensure a sustainable fishing industry are in place. *Research explores sheep farmers' reluctance to embrace genetic improvement...
SA Country Hour Wed 25 Feb
*After extensive consultation, a tougher code of conduct for grocery retailers and wholesalers has been announced by the Federal Government. *South Australian bee industry leaders say regulations aimed at stemming the spread of small hive beetle into...
SA Country Hour Tues 24 Feb
*Profits for South Australian vegetable farms slid by 11 per cent between 2012-13 and 2013-14, according to figures from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES). *Delays to the roll out of drought assistance...
SA Country Hour Mon 23 Feb
*The Australian organics industry is considering changes to its national standards to allow a common wild dog bait to be used on organic livestock properties. *Industry bodies from the organic and biodynamic farming sector are reviewing their industry...
Country Hour for Friday 20 February 2015
Irrigators have told a senate committee if power prices keep rising the impact on the horticulture industry will be devastating. Indigenous groups say they want to meet with the new Murray Darling Basin chairman and federal government to bring about...
Country Hour for Wednesday 18 February 2015
SA's chief Vet Dr Roger Paskin is drawing up a brand new biosecurity plan for farms in the state which take the emphasis off Johne's disease and places it equally on all health issues. An outspoken livestock veterinarian has backed some farmers' calls...
Country Hour for Thursday 20 February 2015
A parliamentary inquiry into fracking in the south-east has received more than 150 submissions, many from primary producers concerned about contamination of their precious water supply. A kangaroo meat processer in South Australia says it isn't able...
Country Hour for Tuesday 17 February 2015
A food safety expert says a contamination scare linked to frozen berries from China should serve as a wake up a call to the food industry. A South East farmer lost $18,000 worth of hay when rain soaked down in between bales, causing rotting and...
Country Hour for Monday 16 February 2015
Australian berry growers are hoping consumers don't stop buying them after Hepatitis A was detected in a brand of imported frozen berries. A South East South Australian seed producers says farming for seeds will become an important industry in the...
Country Hour for Friday 13 February 2015
A South Australian wine broker says tightening foreign investment rules could hamper growth in the wine indsutry. While research from the University of Western Australia reveals farmers are not opposed to overseas buyers purchasing Australian farm...
Country Hour for Thursday 12 February 2015
We hear from an irrigator keen to start farming again after taking an exit grant five years ago, and what similar moves by other landowners could mean for the Riverland. Enrolments in the University of Adelaide's agriculture course see a boost in...
Country Hour for Wednesday 11 February 2015
Boxed wine or 'goon' turns 50, the Federal Government announces tighter restrictions on foreign investment in farm land, tourist operators in far west NSW welcome funding to upgrade the Cobb Highway and CSIRO research reveals planting wheat earlier...
Country Hour for Tuesday 10 February, 2015
A man dies at BHP's Olympic Dam site in Roxby Downs, new markets for South Australian abalone, research on peregrine falcons, using IT to manage frosts, and a Naracoorte butcher takes the crown at the 2015 Sausage King competition.
Country Hour for Monday 9 February, 2015
Rabobank's five important trends for agriculture in 2015, research into weather forecasting, improved sentiment among SA cattle producers, and lessons for Australian beekeepers about keeping varroa mite at bay.
SA Country Hour Fri 06 Feb
South Australian's are once again embroiled in a decades old debate, time. A breakthrough in the mapping of the genome of the Queensland fruit fly, Bactrocera tryoni, should lead to better control methods. Some grapes have survived 46 degree...
- Adelaide, SA