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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News - Fruit Fly

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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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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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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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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Sterile insects released in suburban strike

1 October 2016

The latest weapon in the eradication of Mediterranean Fruit Fly (MFF) from the Adelaide metropolitan area commenced today with the spring release of sterile fruit fly in the outbreak areas.

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Don't travel with unwanted passengers these holidays

30 September 2016

South Australians travelling interstate or into the Riverland during the school holidays are being asked to remain vigilant against the threat of fruit fly.

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Residents reminded to help keep SA fruit fly free

17 August 2016

Biosecurity SA is calling on residents within fruit fly quarantine affected areas to keep up the fight against the devastating fruit pest, by preventing the movement of home grown fruit and vegetables.

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Pick up your fruit and protect against fruit fly

24 March 2016

As the summer fruit growing season comes to a close, Biosecurity SA is asking gardeners to ensure all fallen and over ripe fruit is picked up in backyards.

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Don't let fruit and vegetables into the Riverland this Easter

22 March 2016

A random roadblock will be held in the Riverland in the lead up to the Easter long weekend in order to help keep South Australia fruit fly free.

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