Current Alerts

Mediterranean fruit fly outbreak declared in Kilburn area

An outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly (Med-fly) has been declared in the Kilburn area following the detection of a single female fly on Friday 2 February 2018, with a total of three single flies detected within the previous 14 days.A 1.5 kilometre q…

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Queensland fruit fly outbreak declared in Brooklyn Park area

An outbreak of Queensland fruit fly (Q-fly) has been declared in Brooklyn Park following a larval detection confirmed in the area on Wednesday 14 February 2018.A 1.5 kilometre quarantine area has been established around the outbreak, and an eradicati…

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News - Biosecurity

Fruit fly outbreak declared in Thevenard on SA's west coast

16 May 2018

Biosecurity SA has declared an outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly (Med-fly) in the township of Thevenard on the state's west coast, following the detection of fruit fly larvae in the area on 11 May 2018.

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Simulated exercise to keep the Riverland fruit fly free

3 May 2018

A simulated fruit fly outbreak exercise will be held in the Riverland today to ensure the local horticulture industry and government are ready to respond if such an event was to occur.

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Changes to Johne's Disease abattoir surveillance in South Australia

26 April 2018

A voluntary system of surveillance for Johne’s disease (JD) in sheep is now place in Thomas Foods International (TFI) abattoirs.

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Aerial assault begins on fruit fly in SA

3 April 2018

The first sterile fruit flies produced at the new National SIT Facility in Port Augusta have been released today over metropolitan Adelaide to help protect South Australia's $1.25 billion horticulture industry.

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Regulation changes for honey bee industry align with best practice

3 April 2018

The South Australian honeybee industry is set to follow the latest in biosecurity best practice with changes to the Livestock Regulations 2013 to take effect this month (April).

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Make sure fruit and vegetables don't 'hop' into the Riverland this Easter long weekend

28 March 2018

South Australians are being urged to remember to ‘Eat it, Bin it, or Declare it, if they are holidaying in the Riverland or travelling interstate this Easter long weekend.

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Fruit Fly outbreak declared in Brooklyn Park

15 February 2018

Biosecurity SA has declared an outbreak of Queensland fruit fly (Q-fly) in Brooklyn Park following a larval detection in the area, which was confirmed on Wednesday 14 February 2018.

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Biosecurity SA investigating spray drift damage in the Riverland and Mid North

14 February 2018

Reports of chemical damage to grape vines caused by spray drift are being investigated by PIRSA Biosecurity SA in both the Clare Valley and Riverland.

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New SA Bee Biosecurity Officer out and about

14 February 2018

Biosecurity SA is reminding beekeepers to be on the lookout for American foulbrood (AFB), found in hives pollinating lucerne in the Tintinara area.

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Producers enlisted to help trial new One Biosecurity program

8 February 2018

Producer-led trials of South Australia’s new farm biosecurity management program, One Biosecurity, will begin this month.

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