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Victoria’s Lindsay Point fruit fly outbreak lifted

22 January 2020

The Riverland Pest Free Area is once again confirmed fruit fly free with the successful eradication of Queensland fruit fly (Qfly) from Lindsay Point in Victoria.

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Blair Athol fruit fly outbreak area extended

18 January 2020

Residents in the Blair Athol fruit fly outbreak area are reminded to check their home grown fruit for maggots, following further detections of Mediterranean fruit fly larvae in apricots within the area.

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Fruit fly outbreak declared in Blair Athol

19 December 2019

A Mediterranean fruit fly outbreak has been declared in Blair Athol after the discovery of the pest in a backyard apricot tree.

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South East farmers reduce feral deer pressure

4 December 2019

A group of South East livestock producers have successfully participated in a community-led feral deer control initiative in an effort to reduce the impact of the pest animal in the region.

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Tenders open for $25 million Dog Fence rebuild

11 November 2019

Businesses are being sought to participate in the $25 million rebuild of the South Australian Dog Fence with tender documents revealing the extent of the project, requiring up to 71,000 timber posts, 127,500 steel droppers and more than 7,000 kilomet…

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Fruit fly eradicated from the west coast

25 October 2019

The Thevenard fruit fly quarantine area has been lifted after nine months, following the successful eradication of Mediterranean fruit fly.

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$32,600 fruit fly sting for Victorian drivers

23 October 2019

One in five Victorian drivers pulled over at a Bordertown random roadblock in the lead up to the Labour Day long weekend were found concealing fruit and will be fined $375 each.

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Withdrawal of passionfruit from supermarket shelves after fruit fly larvae discovered

17 October 2019

Primary Industries and Regions SA recently requested a withdrawal from Woolworths shelves of passionfruit supplied from an interstate producer, following confirmation of infestation with Queensland fruit fly larvae.

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Zero tolerance success as fruit flies stopped at SA border

16 October 2019

Five pieces of larvae-infested fruit were successfully seized and stopped from entering the Riverland by Biosecurity SA inspectors in the first four months of the Marshall Liberal Government’s zero tolerance policy.

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Trapping program to upskill producers on wild dogs

20 September 2019

South Australia’s pastoralists and land managers will be given hands on skills in the battle to stop the impacts of wild dogs in addition to the Marshall Liberal Government’s $1.2 million trapping program.

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