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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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May rainfall kick starts new season crops

13 June 2019

A vast majority of South Australian farmers started sowing their crops for the 2019–20 season in April with welcome rainfall providing a kick-start ahead of a forecast dry season, according to the latest Crop and Pasture Report.

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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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Put your best glass forward for the Best of Wine Tourism Awards

7 June 2019

South Australian wineries and wine-related businesses are being urged to enter the South Australian Best of Wine Tourism Awards for the chance to be thrust into the international spotlight.

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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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Recipient announced for the 2019 SARDI Bursary for Women

31 May 2019

Congratulations to Hannah Auricht who has been awarded SARDI's 2019 science bursary for women.

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Rock Lobster season closure to begin

24 May 2019

Recreational fishers in South Australia are reminded to remove their Rock Lobster pots as part of the annual closure for Rock Lobster fishing, which will begin at 6 pm on Friday 31 May.

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Annual Pipi closure to begin

24 May 2019

Recreational fishers are reminded the annual state-wide closure of Pipi (Goolwa Cockles) begins on Saturday 1 June, meaning they cannot take Pipi from South Australian waters.

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