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State Government launches summer fruit fly assault

17 September 2018

The State Government will operate additional random roadblocks into the Riverland and appoint a dedicated coordinator as part of a suite of measures to ramp up protection against fruit fly for the coming summer.

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Keep watch for the distinctive red-whiskered bulbul

12 September 2018

If you notice a bird with red whisker patches, a distinctive black crest and a loud chattering call, it could be a red-whiskered bulbul – a serious pest bird that can threaten South Australia’s plants and native birds and must be reported…

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Fruit fly defences bolstered as quarantine station opens

7 September 2018

A key quarantine station protecting South Australia from interstate pest pressure including fruit fly has opened in the mid north.

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Protect South Australia's pork industry from African swine fever

7 September 2018

South Australians are being urged to practice good biosecurity measures to protect the state's valuable pork industry from the threat of African swine fever.

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Stronger farm biosecurity with new State Government program

14 August 2018

A new program to strengthen South Australia's farm biosecurity and animal health management was officially launched today at the Eyre Peninsula Field Days.

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New management approach for endemic sheep diseases

6 July 2018

The management of endemic sheep diseases, Ovine Johne’s disease and footrot, is set to change under new programs introduced today and being rolled out over the coming months.

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Virus cocktail gets the jump on pest rabbits

22 June 2018

Farmers and landowners across Australia have gained an advantage in the fight against pest rabbit populations through the combination of two biological controls currently available in Australia.

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Stopping the high risk red-eared slider turtle

21 June 2018

They may look like a teenage mutant ninja turtle, but keeping a pet red-eared slider turtle can land you in jail.

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Fruit fly outbreak area declared in Ceduna

15 June 2018

Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) has swung into action to respond to an outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly (Med-fly) in Ceduna, which was declared following the detections of Med-fly larvae in fruit on two properties.

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Farmers can apply now for wild dog support

8 June 2018

Applications are now available from pastoralists looking for trapping services under the State Government’s new $1.4 million program to fight the scourge of wild dogs.

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Celia Brissenden - Communications Manager, Regional Development, Fisheries & Aquaculture and Forestry
Email: celia.brissenden@sa.gov.au
Phone: 0477 359 248

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