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

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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Disease alert - Pulpy Kidney - Flinders Ranges

13 December 2016

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.

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Indonesian recognition for Riverland Pest Free Area

2 December 2016

In a huge boost for the State’s Riverland, the Indonesian Government has formally recognised it as a Pest Free Area (PFA).

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SA Wild Dog Strategic Plan to protect South Australia's livestock

22 November 2016

The $1.55 million South Australian Wild Dog Strategic Plan today released by the State Government provides a blueprint for wild dog management across the State.

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World-leading facility boosts national defence against fruit fly

18 November 2016

South Australia's world-leading $3.8 million fruit fly facility will be officially opened today providing a powerful new line of defence against one of horticulture's most damaging pests.

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Be vigilant for signs of Giant Pine Scale

18 October 2016

Arborists, gardeners and tree surgeons have been reminded to keep their eyes open for Giant Pine Scale and to report all suspected signs of the pest insect.

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Phone: 0423 296 579

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