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Warning of increased risk of footrot this spring

9 September 2020

Late winter rains across much of the sheep producing areas of South Australia have increased the risk of footrot spread this spring, prompting a reminder to the community to be alert for the debilitating disease.

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Upper-North African Boxthorn and Wheel Cactus Control Trial and Demonstration

20 August 2020

A weed control project tackling two pest species, Wheel Cactus and African Boxthorn, in the mid-north of South Australia has demonstrated great value for local landowners.

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Fruit fly outbreak in north eastern suburbs

7 August 2020

A Mediterranean fruit fly outbreak has been declared in north-eastern Adelaide with residents in the affected area urged to follow quarantine requirements and keep fresh fruit and vegetables on their properties.

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First section of $25m Dog Fence rebuild complete

15 July 2020

The once-in-a-generation $25 million rebuild of the South Australian Dog Fence has reached a major milestone, with the first section of the work completed.

Read more on First section of $25m Dog Fence rebuild complete

Sheep producers to watch out for campylobacter

26 June 2020

PIRSA is advising sheep producers, particularly those in high rainfall areas, to be vigilant on the health of pregnant ewes following reports of a number of late term abortions.

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$2.67 million to eradicate feral pigs on KI

18 June 2020

The Marshall Liberal Government is targeting feral pigs on Kangaroo Island with a $2.67 million high-intensity program aimed at curbing the pest’s destruction on agriculture and the environment.

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Do your bit to protect SA from fruit fly this long weekend

5 June 2020

As South Australians head out into the regions this long weekend, travellers are being reminded to play their part in the battle against fruit fly and leave their fruit and vegetables at home

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American Foulbrood detected on Kangaroo Island

26 May 2020

Beekeepers are being asked to remain vigilant following a single detection of American Foulbrood (AFB) in hives on Kangaroo Island.

Read more on American Foulbrood detected on Kangaroo Island

Invasive Asian Paddle Crab found in Port River

26 May 2020

All fishers, along with other boat and water users, are being urged to keep an eye out and report any suspicious aquatic pests while fishing or out in the water after an Asian Paddle Crab was found in the Port River last month.

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Zero tolerance and a conviction for fruit fly indiscretion

25 May 2020

An interstate traveller has learnt the hard way it doesn't pay to bring prohibited fruit into South Australia receiving a conviction and a fine after challenging their expiation notice for breaking the state's strict biosecurity laws.

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