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Feral deer management meeting

16 May 2019

Upper South East landholders concerned over feral deer in the region met in Kingston this week to discuss the issue and new requirements involving the management of the pest.

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Ceduna fruit fly quarantine restrictions lifted

14 May 2019

Quarantine restrictions in the Ceduna Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) outbreak area have been lifted following a successful eradication program.

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Support sought from WA for hay to drought-affected farmers

10 May 2019

As a measure to provide additional fodder options for drought-affected livestock farmers, the State Government is seeking an urgent investigation by the Western Australian Government to certify the green snail pest is not prevalent in the northern wh…

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Sterile fruit fly production boosted with new irradiator at Port Augusta

10 May 2019

The sterilisation rate of fruit flies has been boosted at the Port Augusta-based national facility with the installation of an additional X-ray irradiator at the site.

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One Biosecurity on the road

30 April 2019

Heard about One Biosecurity but not sure how to sign up? PIRSA Animal Health staff will be visiting the Barossa and Mount Lofty Ranges next week to assist producers to connect with One Biosecurity.

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Fruit flies eradicated as Loxton quarantine lifted

30 April 2019

Quarantine restrictions for a Queensland fruit fly outbreak in Loxton have today been lifted thanks to a successful eradication program delivered collaboratively by the State Government, industry and the community.

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Feasibility study to assess KI artisan meat demand

18 April 2019

A feasibility study into artisan meat processing on Kangaroo Island is underway to assess how locally grown and processed red meat can feed the island.

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Nation-leading project to boost SA vineyard biosecurity

9 April 2019

The State Government is providing $75,000 towards a nation-leading project which will see South Australian vineyard biosecurity launched into a new digital era.

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Don't hop into SA with fruit fly these Easter holidays

8 April 2019

Interstate travellers heading into South Australia during the school and Easter holidays are being reminded to leave fruit and vegetables at home and avoid risking a fine.

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New Rabbit Control Coordinator hopping into action

2 April 2019

A new Rabbit Control Coordinator has been appointed as the State Government works with landholders to wipe out local populations of Australia’s most destructive environmental and agricultural pest.

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