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Revealing Australia's hidden wealth

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Revealing Australia's hidden wealth

Yesterday the MinEx Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) launched the National Drilling Initiative (NDI), a world-first scientific drilling program which will sample rocks from vast undercover and unexplored regions of Australia.

Teching up cows

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Teching up cows

Studies aiming to improve the productivity of Northern Territory (NT) beef production systems by using remote technology systems, is being led by the Agriculture Division’s Livestock Industries Branch, senior research team Dionne Walsh, Tim Schatz and Kieren McCosker.

Suspect seeds set for analysis and destruction in the Territory

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Suspect seeds set for analysis and destruction in the Territory

The Department of Primary Industry and Resources is urging Territorians to be biosecurity aware after local horticulturists received unsolicited seed packets through the mail in September.

Protect our pigs from African swine fever

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Protect our pigs from African swine fever

Two Ukrainian nationals attempting to bring in nearly five kilos of pork and pork products have had their visas cancelled in September 2020. The importing of pork and pork products increases the risk that African swine fever will enter Australia.

Building capacity in Arnhem Land

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Building capacity in Arnhem Land

Late last month, staff from our Fisheries Division travelled to Nhulunbuy to deliver accredited aquatic biosecurity training to rangers from the Dhimurru and Yirralka Rangers groups.

Darwin greyhound trainer fined for betting to lose

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Darwin greyhound trainer fined for betting to lose

The NT Racing Commission has fined Darwin greyhound trainer Steele Bolton $3925 for placing a losing bet on one of his dogs at a race meeting in May 2020.

Local fruit picker campaign launches

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Local fruit picker campaign launches

The Department of Primary Industry and Resources and Northern Territory Farmers Association have partnered to launch a local worker attraction campaign encouraging Territorians to be local heroes by signing up for fruit picking jobs to help farmers get their produce to market.

Strong partnership enables rapid biosecurity response

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Strong partnership enables rapid biosecurity response

Last month, during a ride in the bush, a member of the Larrakia Rangers spotted a dead pig near a local rubbish dump.

NT water resource information

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NT water resource information

This week’s webinar will focus on water resource information in the Northern Territory.

Collaboration results in the discovery of a new fish record

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Collaboration results in the discovery of a new fish record

A new fish species has been recorded in Territory waters.