Current Alerts

Exotic Plant Pest: Tomato Potato Psyllid and Zebra Chip

Biosecurity SA has implemented a new Condition 17 of the Plant Quarantine Standard South Australia, imposing restrictions and prohibitions on hosts in the solanaceae and convolvulaceae families. This directly effects well-known products like potatoes…

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News - Biosecurity

Modified vaccination arrangements for Johne's disease in sheep

25 July 2017

Sheep producers are reminded that a modified approach to the vaccination subsidy for Johne’s disease (JD) in sheep is now in effect in South Australia through an industry endorsed and funded regulated program.

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Mice baiting and chemical use alert to combat plague

13 July 2017

Famers are being advised to follow best practice chemical use when combatting mice numbers, which have now reached plague proportions in some areas of South Australia.

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Keep footrot affected sheep out of our livestock markets

13 June 2017

With the advent of winter Primary Industries and Regions (SA) are urging sheep producers to be vigilant in checking for virulent footrot.

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Transition countdown to new BJD framework

5 June 2017

A new national framework for the management of bovine Johne's disease (BJD) will be fully implemented on 30 June 2017 following a 12-month transition period.

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Red-whiskered bulbul amnesty ends this month

18 May 2017

Bird owners are reminded that the current statewide amnesty on captive red-whiskered bulbuls (Pycnonotus jocosus) finishes at the end of the month.

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Phylloxera-free focus protects SA vines during Vintage 2017

1 May 2017

As the 2017 vintage draws to a close, South Australian growers, wineries and transport companies are to be congratulated for maintaining vigilance in the face of the threat of phylloxera.

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Red-whiskered bulbuls amnesty

24 April 2017

A statewide amnesty has been declared to encourage the surrender of any captive red-whiskered bulbuls (Pycnonotus jocosus).

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Proposed honey bee biosecurity measures out for comment

21 April 2017

South Australian apiarists are reminded there are two weeks left to provide feedback on a discussion paper outlining new biosecurity approaches to manage the risk of disease.

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Spray drift: think about your neighbours

13 April 2017

Producers are being reminded to be vigilant on the use of agricultural chemicals and the potential impact spraying can have on neighboring properties.

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Play your part in locating locusts

12 April 2017

South Australians are being encouraged to play an active role in monitoring locust populations - by reporting sightings via a new webpage.

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