Current Alerts

Oyster virus detected in Port River

Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) virus has been detected in feral Pacific Oysters in the Port River. At this stage POMS has not been detected in South Australian oyster farming areas.To reduce the risk of POMS spreading, PIRSA has implemented…

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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 - Fruit Fly

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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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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Fruit Fly outbreak declared in Kilburn

3 February 2018

Biosecurity SA has declared an outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly (med-fly) in Kilburn following the detection of a single female fly in the area on Friday 2 February 2018, with a total of three single flies detected within the previous 14 days.…

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Fruit Fly Watch Weekend: Keep SA fruit fly free

25 January 2018

Whether travelling across the state or staying at home, South Australians are being asked to play their role in keeping South Australia fruit fly free this long weekend.

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Fruit Fly outbreak declared in Woodville Gardens

20 January 2018

Biosecurity SA has declared an outbreak of Queensland fruit fly (Q-fly) in Woodville Gardens following the detection of three male flies in the area on Friday 19 January 2018 and a total of five single flies within the previous 14 days.

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Fruit Fly outbreak declared in West Hindmarsh

10 January 2018

Biosecurity SA has declared an outbreak of Queensland fruit fly (Q-fly) in West Hindmarsh following the discovery of a gravid (with eggs) female in the area on Monday, 8 January.

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Recall of mangoes after fruit fly larvae discovered

14 December 2017

Biosecurity SA has required a recall of all mangoes from shelves supplied from a producer in Queensland following confirmation of infestation with Queensland fruit fly larvae.

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Chinese recognition for Riverland’s precious Pest Free Area to drive exports

10 November 2017

In a huge boost for the State’s Riverland community, the Chinese Government has formally recognised the region as a Pest Free Area for all horticulture commodities from the Riverland.

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Sniffing out fruit fly at Adelaide Airport

8 November 2017

South Australia’s fruit fly defences will be strengthened in the coming months with a detector dog patrolling Adelaide Airport to sniff out any fruit coming in from interstate.

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