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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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New Biosecurity SA boss in position at PIRSA

17 September 2019

The new Executive Director of Biosecurity SA in Primary Industries and Regions SA, Nathan Rhodes, has started in the job this week.

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Increased random roadblock program to combat interstate fruit fly threat

13 September 2019

The Marshall Liberal Government will boost the number of random quarantine roadblocks in the 2019-20 season to further protect South Australia from the threat of fruit fly.

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Invasive Asian Paddle Crab found in SA waters

9 September 2019

A male Asian Paddle Crab (Charybdis japonica), which is a threatening invasive species, has been found in South Australian waters by a commercial Blue Swimmer Crab fisher.

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Bee biosecurity aware

9 September 2019

PIRSA Biosecurity SA is reminding beekeepers to be on the lookout for American Foulbrood (AFB) following a detection in hives in the Mount Barker area.

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Study finds demand for artisan meat processing on KI

6 August 2019

A small-scale permanent meat processing facility on Kangaroo Island would be viable and has significant community support, according to an independent feasibility study released this week.

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Calicivirus release to have feral rabbits on the hop

1 August 2019

Pest rabbits causing $30 million in damage annually to South Australian agricultural production will be targeted as part of an upcoming release of the calicivirus RHDV1 K5.

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Motorists' $300,000 school holiday sting

31 July 2019

The Marshall Liberal Government’s zero tolerance approach at the Yamba Quarantine Station has netted 831 fines totalling $311,625 during the South Australian and Victorian school holidays.

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