Fruit producers across the Riverland are now able to tap-in to multi-million dollar protective netting program.
Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP who has been an integral part of the policy discussions regarding this program said this funding was a major win for fruit farmers in SA.
Mr Pasin went on to say “Netting increases protection from sunburn, wind and hail—not to mention the birds,”
In total the program will see $14.6 million rolled out across SA orchards.
Local MP and state primary industries Minister, Tim Whetstone said it’s a win for local growers as well as local jobs.
Eligible growers will be required to at least match the Commonwealth contribution and the grants will be capped at $300,000 (GST exclusive) per farmer.
The program will also be backdated for eligible producers who have installed netting since December 2019.
Image - Tony Pasin MP.