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 archive

Sampson Flat bushfire livestock losses not as heavy as initially feared

16 January 2015

Livestock losses in the recent bushfires in the Sampson Flat area, north east of Adelaide, have been smaller than originally feared.

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China mission to highlight SA's fruit fly free status

14 November 2014

A special South Australian mission is in China this week to promote our state’s enviable fruit fly free status.

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Pinnaroo quarantine station prepares for the 2014-15 fruit fly season

13 November 2014

As part of the efforts to ensure South Australia remains fruit fly free, Pinnaroo quarantine station has resumed operations for the 2014-15 fruit fly season.

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Cattle disease identified in SA

16 October 2014

Biosecurity SA has identified the cattle disease Theileriosis in South Australia at a farm in the State’s south-east.

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Pigeon paramyxovirus detected in Victoria

10 October 2014

Biosecurity SA has been advised by the Australian Chief Veterinary Officer that pigeon paramyxovirus type one (PPMV-1) has been detected in a racing pigeon loft in Victoria. 

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Sheepstock owners reminded of footrot threat

9 October 2014

Biosecurity SA is reminding people to be vigilant against the spread of livestock disease after a man was fined $2000 for introducing sheep with footrot into South Australia.

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New safeguards for SA wine industry

24 September 2014

South Australia’s viticulturists will get a preview of a new high-tech test for the deadly grapevine pest Phylloxera at workshops in key wine regions this month.

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Measures to combat fruit fly this summer

24 September 2014

Longer operating hours for quarantine stations, random roadblocks, increasing audits of imported fruit, and a community awareness campaign are among the range of measures aimed at preventing fruit fly outbreaks in South Australia this summer.…

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Have your say on draft mouse policy

9 September 2014

South Australian landowners, particularly farmers and other regional community members, are invited to have their say on a revised State Government mouse policy.

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Kate Husband - Communications Manager, Primary Industries
Email: Kate.Husband@sa.gov.au
Phone: 0423 296 579

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Email: celia.brissenden@sa.gov.au


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