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Upper-North African Boxthorn and Wheel Cactus Control Trial and Demonstration

20 August 2020

A weed control project tackling two pest species, Wheel Cactus and African Boxthorn, in the mid-north of South Australia has demonstrated great value for local landowners.

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First section of $25m Dog Fence rebuild complete

15 July 2020

The once-in-a-generation $25 million rebuild of the South Australian Dog Fence has reached a major milestone, with the first section of the work completed.

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$2.67 million to eradicate feral pigs on KI

18 June 2020

The Marshall Liberal Government is targeting feral pigs on Kangaroo Island with a $2.67 million high-intensity program aimed at curbing the pest’s destruction on agriculture and the environment.

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Invasive Asian Paddle Crab found in Port River

26 May 2020

All fishers, along with other boat and water users, are being urged to keep an eye out and report any suspicious aquatic pests while fishing or out in the water after an Asian Paddle Crab was found in the Port River last month.

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Wild dog days numbered under new bounty

1 April 2020

A $100,000 bounty scheme to support drought-affected farmers reduce the pressure from wild dogs begins today.

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Suppliers of $25 million dog fence rebuild announced

12 March 2020

The next major milestone for the once-in-a-generation rebuild of the South Australian Dog Fence has been reached with the announcement of the successful suppliers.

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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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SA sheep producers begin Dog Fence rebuild contribution

11 November 2019

South Australian sheep producers have begun contributing directly to the rebuild of the $25 million Dog Fence with a 12 cent increase in the South Australian Sheep Industry Fund going directly towards the project.

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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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