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Wild dog aerial baiting begins, and Dog Fence tenders awarded

7 May 2020

A modified aerial baiting program to combat wild dogs in South Australia's pastoral regions has begun this week, and the first successful tenders for the Dog Fence rebuild have been awarded.

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Fruit fly efforts ramp up – new Semaphore Park outbreak

6 April 2020

Fruit fly eradication efforts are ramping up to eradicate the devastating plant pest, following declaration of a new outbreak in Semaphore Park.

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Fruit fly response efforts stepped up as Rosewater outbreak declared

27 March 2020

A new Mediterranean fruit fly outbreak in metropolitan Adelaide has been declared and eradication efforts boosted, following the detection of fruit flies in the Rosewater area.

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Mosquito borne disease alert for horse owners

20 March 2020

PIRSA is reminding horse owners to be on the lookout for the potential impact of symptoms of mosquito borne diseases such as Murray Valley Encephalitis Virus and West Nile virus/Kunjin in their horses.

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Fruit fly response efforts stepped up as Angle Park outbreak declared

11 March 2020

A new Mediterranean fruit fly outbreak in metropolitan Adelaide has been declared and eradication efforts boosted, following the detection of a pregnant female fruit fly in the Angle Park area.

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Man fined for sending lice-infested sheep to market

3 March 2020

A Mallee livestock producer has been fined $1200 for presenting lice-infested sheep at a saleyard.

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Weeding out the threat of invasive buffel grass

27 February 2020

A new strategic plan aims to tackle the threat of buffel grass in arid zones to protect the environmental landscape in South Australia.

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Victoria’s Lindsay Point fruit fly outbreak lifted

22 January 2020

The Riverland Pest Free Area is once again confirmed fruit fly free with the successful eradication of Queensland fruit fly (Qfly) from Lindsay Point in Victoria.

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Blair Athol fruit fly outbreak area extended

18 January 2020

Residents in the Blair Athol fruit fly outbreak area are reminded to check their home grown fruit for maggots, following further detections of Mediterranean fruit fly larvae in apricots within the area.

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Fruit fly outbreak declared in Blair Athol

19 December 2019

A Mediterranean fruit fly outbreak has been declared in Blair Athol after the discovery of the pest in a backyard apricot tree.

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