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Fruit Fly Outbreak declared in the Riverland

7 December 2018

An outbreak of Queensland fruit fly (Q-fly) has been detected in Loxton following the discovery of seven male flies.

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Be aware of theileriosis symptoms in your cattle

29 November 2018

PIRSA is advising cattle producers to be alert to any signs of theileriosis, a tick-borne disease which may cause anaemia, weakness and death in animals under stress.

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Thevenard fruit fly quarantine area lifted

27 November 2018

The Thevenard fruit fly quarantine area was lifted this week following the successful eradication program for an outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly.

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Stay frog-eyed for high-risk toads in luggage

27 November 2018

Don't spoil your holidays by enabling a high-risk pest to hitch hike in your luggage.

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New appointments to protect pest and animal diseases

13 November 2018

The State Government has appointed a new Chief Veterinary Officer and a new General Manager Plant and Food Standards for South Australia, with both positions focused on ensuring plant and animal health are well managed in the state.

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State Government seeks feedback on artisan meat processing on Kangaroo Island

22 October 2018

The State Government is seeking feedback from the Kangaroo Island livestock industry and community on opportunities for small-scale artisan and on-farm meat processing as part of an election commitment.

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Don't get the drift - think before you spray

17 October 2018

Think about your neighbours, particularly with vineyards and don’t underestimate the potential distance of impact before spraying weeds this spring PIRSA Biosecurity SA reminds producers.

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Play your part this long weekend to keep South Australia fruit fly free

27 September 2018

Travellers are being reminded to ‘Eat It, Bin It or Declare It’ if they bring fruit and vegetables into South Australia this long weekend to ensure the state maintains its fruit fly free status.

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State Government launches summer fruit fly assault

17 September 2018

The State Government will operate additional random roadblocks into the Riverland and appoint a dedicated coordinator as part of a suite of measures to ramp up protection against fruit fly for the coming summer.

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Keep watch for the distinctive red-whiskered bulbul

12 September 2018

If you notice a bird with red whisker patches, a distinctive black crest and a loud chattering call, it could be a red-whiskered bulbul – a serious pest bird that can threaten South Australia’s plants and native birds and must be reported…

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