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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Pulpy Kidney alert - Flinders Ranges

Livestock producers in the Hawker/Cradock and Flinders Ranges region are being advised that pulpy kidney (enterotaxaemia) may be contributing to recent livestock deaths in the area and they should vaccinate as soon as possible.Read the full media rel…

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News - Biosecurity

Red-whiskered Bulbuls amnesty

26 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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Potential for regional outbreaks of mice in autumn-winter

30 March 2017

There is a high risk of outbreaks of mice in most regions this autumn/winter.

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Pet vaccine reminder ahead of new moves to tackle wild rabbits

15 February 2017

South Australian pet rabbit owners and commercial rabbit farmers are reminded to make sure vaccinations are up to date ahead of the national release of the new strain of calicivirus RHDV1 K5 next month to manage the growing feral rabbit population.…

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Fruit Fly Watch Weekend: keep SA fruit fly free

26 January 2017

This weekend Adelaide residents are asked to check their fruit trees and report any signs of maggots in fallen or spoiled fruit which may indicate the presence of fruit fly.

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Ban on importing raw crustaceans from south-east Queensland

28 December 2016

The South Australian Government has implemented a ban on importing raw crustaceans and bait worms sourced from the Logan River area in south-east Queensland, following the detection of White Spot Disease (WSD) in Queensland.

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Stopping the threat of fruit fly at every turn

21 December 2016

From quarantine stations and roadblocks to a new public awareness campaign, the South Australian Government is stopping the threat of fruit fly, one of the most destructive fruit pests which can destroy commercial crops and home gardens, at every tur…

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Animal health threats continue with wet weather

16 December 2016

Livestock producers are being advised by PIRSA to review standard endemic disease management procedures on their properties.

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