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South Australian Country Hour

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The South Australian Country Hour delivering rural news and information for primary producers.

The South Australian Country Hour delivering rural news and information for primary producers.

Location:

Adelaide, SA

Genres:

Podcasts

Description:

The South Australian Country Hour delivering rural news and information for primary producers.

Language:

English


Episodes

South Australian Country Hour

1/20/2021
Duck hunting and its future is again up for debate in South Australia, growers in the Riverland are worried about the region's fruit fly free status, after three Queensland fruit-fly outbreaks were detected in the district and the Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board and the Department of Primary Industries and Regions are calling on farmers to notify them of feral deer sightings to help better manage the pest.

Duration:00:54:55

South Australian Country Hour

1/19/2021
The Australian Workers Union has launched a petition to increase the minimum pay of shearers, the first 100 workers from Vanuatu will land in SA this week but Citrus Australia says it is lacking thousands of workers and there's been a big increase in the number of students planning to study Agricultural Sciences.

Duration:00:54:54

South Australian Country Hour

1/18/2021
Kangaroo Harvesting will be reduced and suspended in some areas in 2021- after low numbers in the 2020 survey by the Department of Environment and Water and the Australian Marine Conservation Society is encouraging seafood lovers to "give flake a break" this summer... due to quirks in national environmental law that permits the harvesting of endangered shark species.

Duration:00:24:43

South Australian Country Hour

1/17/2021
About 100 Pacific Island workers are expected to fly into South Australia this week, 30 of them are destined for the Teys Australia plant at Naracoorte, it's been a week since the Blackford fire near Lucindale burnt 14,000 hectares and Eyre Peninsula kingfish farmer Clean Seas says it's not planning to abandon its Boston Bay sites, even after losing 100,000 fish due to weather conditions.

Duration:00:24:44

South Australian Country Hour

1/12/2021
More than 6000 sheep and cattle have been destroyed in the Blackford bushfire as well as nearly 15000 hectares of land, Many travellers are avoiding NSW due to covid and driving via the Birdsville track instead but locals say it is dangerous and travellers need to be prepared properly and Aussie farmers may soon have a new locally made fertiliser option if a proposed plant in WA go ahead.

Duration:00:55:09

South Australian Country Hour

1/10/2021
MLA releases its summer lamb promotional ad, a new line of vegetable called Sweet Broc hits the shelves at the SA Produce market and a steep increase in demand for fertiliser has kept a commercial fisherman on the River Murray fetching carp pretty busy.

Duration:00:24:43

South Australian Country Hour

1/7/2021
The Riverland fruit fly outbreak means a fig producer will have to turn her fresh produce into jams and processed fruit, strong heifer sales finish off Naracoorte's new year weaner sales and South Australia's weather in 2020 did a complete turnaround starting out hot and dry and finishing cooler and wet.

Duration:00:24:55

South Australian Country Hour

1/6/2021
Riverland wine producers have met to work out what the fruit fly outbreak in the region will mean for them, rural lender Rabobank expects fertiliser prices to fall again by the middle of the year and Naracoorte weaners steers selling well.

Duration:00:24:53

South Australian Country Hour

1/5/2021
A citizen science project to collect sea grass seeds and restore sea grass habitat in Spencer Gulf this summer has been a big success, some commercial fishermen are seeing good consumer demand for carp on the food market and a breakthrough has been made in the fight against cereal rust.

Duration:00:55:08

South Australian Country Hour

1/4/2021
Riverland fruit growers are scrambling to meet a number of fruit movement requirements after two fruit fly outbreaks were declared in the area last month, Australia's leading strawberry breeder is on a delicious quest to release a striking pure white fruit that is ripe when the seeds on its skin turn red and 18 months after it was started the state-wide EcoVineyards project has passed its goal of having 20,000 native plants planted in vineyards by the end of 2020.

Duration:00:55:09

South Australian Country Hour

1/3/2021
Kangaroo Island primary producers are rebuilding physically and mentally 12 months on from the Ravine Bushfire that claimed two lives, the Russian government has imposed a tax on Black Sea and Ukraine wheat exporters to try and encourage more grain to go into domestic consumption and with weed seeds growing increasingly resistant to herbicide harvest is an opportune time to collect weed seeds for testing.

Duration:00:55:08

South Australian Country Hour

12/30/2020
The South Australian government announces a hard border with NSW but a 100 kilometre buffer zone will allow people from Broken Hill to still enter SA, Riverland fruit producers are reeling from the news another fruit fly outbreak has been declared and Northern Territory camels are being lot fed just 70 kilometres north of Adelaide.

Duration:00:55:08

South Australian Country Hour

12/29/2020
The State Government has released a new framework to help support the recovery of the environment after large bushfires, figs are being harvested in the Riverland and two top end ringers reflect on their year in the job.

Duration:00:46:04

South Australian Country Hour

12/28/2020
Fines for rogue recreational fishers in South Australia who break the law have gone up for the first time in 30 years, about 150 contractor jobs in the Green Triangle have been lost as China extends its ban on timber products from more states in Australia and former Governor General Michael Jeffery is being remembered today as a great advocate of Australian farmers and the agriculture sector.

Duration:00:24:53

SA Country Hour

12/27/2020
The roads between South Australian and NSW as well as Victoria were busy over the weekend due to border checking, seafood industries will be able to carry-over their uncaught quotas from this season to next season, to alleviate the pressure from the coronavirus and QR codes are being put on fruit to help with traceability.

Duration:00:25:07

SA Country Hour

12/23/2020
The Christmas Grinch has struck the Riverland with Queensland fruit fly larvae found in a backyard apricot tree in Renmark West and the Adelaide Central Markets is buzzing as everyone prepares for Christmas Day.

Duration:00:54:53

SA Country Hour

12/22/2020
Rural news and events from South Australia and the nation.

Duration:00:55:07

SA Country Hour

12/21/2020
Rural news and events from South Australia and the nation.

Duration:00:54:04

South Australian Country Hour

12/20/2020
On the anniversary of the Cudlee Creek bushfire, Lobethal, came together to reflect, remember and look forward, wineries and dairy producers reflect on the bushfire recovery and COVID, trade and tariff issues have all played a role in wool's volatile 2020.

Duration:00:55:06

South Australian Country Hour

12/17/2020
Construction on a $75 million dollar abattoir in Port Pirie is on track to start within five months, more than 80 Chinese abattoir workers are heading back to work this morning at Midfield Meats at Warrnambool and the honey library app to authenticate Australian honey is about to be rolled out.

Duration:00:55:06