Current Alerts

Mediterranean fruit fly outbreak declared in Kilburn area

An outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly (Med-fly) has been declared in the Kilburn area following the detection of a single female fly on Friday 2 February 2018, with a total of three single flies detected within the previous 14 days.A 1.5 kilometre q…

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Queensland fruit fly outbreak declared in Brooklyn Park area

An outbreak of Queensland fruit fly (Q-fly) has been declared in Brooklyn Park following a larval detection confirmed in the area on Wednesday 14 February 2018.A 1.5 kilometre quarantine area has been established around the outbreak, and an eradicati…

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News

2018 Rural Women’s Award winner for South Australia

19 February 2018

Alex Thomas has been named the South Australian recipient of the 2018 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award and will go on to represent the State at the national final in Canberra in September.

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Fruit Fly outbreak declared in Brooklyn Park

15 February 2018

Biosecurity SA has declared an outbreak of Queensland fruit fly (Q-fly) in Brooklyn Park following a larval detection in the area, which was confirmed on Wednesday 14 February 2018.

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Transport project reaps $80 million in industry benefits

15 February 2018

Primary producers and road transport operators have received estimated industry benefits of at least $80 million from the 90 day Improving Road Transport for the Agriculture Industry project.

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Biosecurity SA investigating spray drift damage in the Riverland and Mid North

14 February 2018

Reports of chemical damage to grape vines caused by spray drift are being investigated by PIRSA Biosecurity SA in both the Clare Valley and Riverland.

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New SA Bee Biosecurity Officer out and about

14 February 2018

Biosecurity SA is reminding beekeepers to be on the lookout for American foulbrood (AFB), found in hives pollinating lucerne in the Tintinara area.

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Autumn Fruits continues to grow on good ideas

14 February 2018

From the heart of one of South Australia’s most iconic food bowls, Glossop fruit growers, Bill Efrosinis and Sandy Iosefellis, are redefining what it means to turn one good idea into another – and another.

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Rootstock performance changing over time

12 February 2018

Wine changes with age and it appears that the rootstocks the vines grow on may as well.

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Announcing South Australia’s Rural Women’s Award finalists for 2018

12 February 2018

Three women have been named as finalists for the 2018 South Australian AgriFutures Rural Women's Awards, recognising their leadership qualities and commitment to regional South Australian industries, business and communities.

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Continuation of northern Spencer Gulf cuttlefish closure

9 February 2018

The closure to all fishing for Giant Australian Cuttlefish in northern Spencer Gulf will continue for a further 12 months until 15 February 2019, as part of the management of this iconic species.

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Producers enlisted to help trial new One Biosecurity program

8 February 2018

Producer-led trials of South Australia’s new farm biosecurity management program, One Biosecurity, will begin this month.

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