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$10 million for sterile insect fruit fly technology

18 July 2019

South Australia’s role at the forefront of Australian research into the sterile insect technology for Queensland fruit fly has been strengthened through a new $10 million funding agreement.

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Bring fruit into SA this winter and get a frosty reception

3 July 2019

Visitors to South Australia over the winter school holidays are reminded to leave fruit and vegetables at home to avoid a frosty reception at the state’s borders.

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Desert dogs destined for desexing

1 July 2019

A trial Animal Health Program which is helping protect domestic dogs and address a wild dog problem at an Aboriginal community near Ceduna will continue thanks to State Government support.

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Experienced pastoralist to lead Dog Fence Board

1 July 2019

With the once-in-a-generation rebuild of South Australia’s Dog Fence to commence in the next year, Orroroo pastoralist Geoff Power has been announced as the new chair of the South Australian Dog Fence Board.

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Hopping onto rabbit control

17 June 2019

Landholders and producers impacted by rabbits are being invited to get the latest tips on controlling Australia’s most destructive environmental and agricultural pest.

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Weapon against fruit fly unleashed at Lindsay Point

14 June 2019

The State Government has ramped up the fight against a Queensland fruit fly outbreak at Lindsay Point in Victoria with the release of millions of sterile flies this week.

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State Government to get the hop on kangaroos

7 June 2019

The State Government is delivering measures to help tackle kangaroo overabundance across South Australia, including a pilot program to increase commercial kangaroo harvesting, as well a proposed expansion of the harvest zone.

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Removing the baa-riers on sheep entry

5 June 2019

The State Government will make it easier for South Australian farmers to purchase sheep from across the border in an effort to fast track rebuilding the state’s flock after drought.

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$1.5 million upgrade to Yamba Quarantine Station

4 June 2019

Major infrastructure upgrades at Yamba Quarantine Station are underway with the State Government committing $1.5 million to further protect the Riverland from the threat of fruit fly.

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Fruit fly outbreak declared at Lindsay Point, Victoria

22 May 2019

An outbreak of Queensland fruit fly (Q-fly) was declared on Tuesday 21 May at Lindsay Point in Victoria, after a detection of a gravid female.

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