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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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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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