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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News - Biosecurity

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 Marshall Government’s new $1.4 million program to fight the scourge of wild dogs.

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Wild dogs trapped under new strategy

24 May 2018

The State Government has delivered on its election commitment to deliver two full time equivalent wild dog trappers to protect South Australia’s $4.7 billion livestock industry.

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Brooklyn Park fruit fly quarantine lifted after successful eradication

24 May 2018

The Brooklyn Park fruit fly quarantine area will be lifted today following the successful eradication program for an outbreak of Queensland fruit fly in the area.

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Fruit fly outbreak declared in Thevenard on SA's west coast

16 May 2018

Biosecurity SA has declared an outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly (Med-fly) in the township of Thevenard on the state's west coast, following the detection of fruit fly larvae in the area on 11 May 2018.

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Simulated exercise to keep the Riverland fruit fly free

3 May 2018

A simulated fruit fly outbreak exercise will be held in the Riverland today to ensure the local horticulture industry and government are ready to respond if such an event was to occur.

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Changes to Johne's Disease abattoir surveillance in South Australia

26 April 2018

A voluntary system of surveillance for Johne’s disease (JD) in sheep is now place in Thomas Foods International (TFI) abattoirs.

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Aerial assault begins on fruit fly in SA

3 April 2018

The first sterile fruit flies produced at the new National SIT Facility in Port Augusta have been released today over metropolitan Adelaide to help protect South Australia's $1.25 billion horticulture industry.

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