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Major Mid Murray supermarkets put fruit fly protection first

17 January 2022

Residents living on the edge of the Riverland Pest Free Area (PFA) and shack owners will be able to shop at major Mid Murray supermarkets while keeping fruit fly out of the region.

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More than 200 motorists caught with illegal fruit

12 January 2022

More than 200 motorists have been caught crossing from Victoria carrying more than 300 kilograms of illegal fruit and vegetables into the Riverland over the Christmas and New Year holidays.

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Seaweed industry to continue to grow in SA

5 January 2022

A new global seaweed hub has officially been launched in Adelaide in another major step towards commercialising seaweed production in South Australia, which could lead to a $140 million new industry within three years and potentially support up to 1,…

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Buzz off! Three Riverland fruit fly outbreaks eradicated

27 December 2021

Australia’s premier fruit growing region is one step closer to again being fruit fly free with the successful eradication of three Queensland fruit fly outbreaks, following a 12-month response program.…

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Boating, camping, fishing - here's some more funds

23 December 2021

As South Australians look forward to summer holidays filled with boating, camping and fishing the Morrison Coalition Government and Marshall Liberal Government have announced more than a dozen projects to encourage South Australians to get out and en…

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Big win in the fruit fly fight as Adelaide restrictions ease

22 December 2021

More than 170 suburbs across metropolitan Adelaide will have a significant easing of restrictions on the movement of fruit and vegetables with the successful eradication of Mediterranean fruit fly.

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$2.6 million for post-fire environmental repair

20 December 2021

Practical environmental repair works to clean up small private plantations and removal of Tasmanian Blue gum ‘wildlings’ sprouting in the wake of the 2019-20 bushfires on Kangaroo Island and in the Adelaide Hills is set to get underway.…

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Weed identification and control hub now live

20 December 2021

A dedicated ‘weed hub’ has been created online to assist the South Australian community in identifying and managing pest plants.

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Farmers to benefit as feral pigs to be wiped out on KI

17 December 2021

Feral pigs on Kangaroo Island could be a thing of the past with an additional $1.19 million being committed to the Marshall Liberal Government’s plans to fully rid the island of the pest.

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Rabbit control vital this summer

17 December 2021

Farmers across South Australia are being urged to be proactive rather than reactive when it comes to combating rabbits this summer.

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