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Swift thinking prevents outbreak

Canberra resident Brett Burdett has demonstrated the power of community biosecurity action. Mr Burdett and his wife Donna noticed unfamiliar insect larvae in a newly purchased fridge in August and reported ... Read More...

Qfly: be prepared

The South Australian wine industry operates alongside other horticultural industries in many areas of our state, including in the Riverland Pest Free Area (PFA). As a result, the wine industry plays an importa... Read More...

Dirty footwear can cost you

A New Zealand agricultural machinery dealer and farmer was recently issued a $400 fine at Christchurch airport, plus ordered to pay court costs and an additional $500 to the Ministry for Primary Industries, fo... Read More...

New Biosecurity Act: have your say

The consultation phase to develop South Australian’s new Biosecurity Act is now open and will close on Tuesday. PIRSA has released a Technical Directions Paper and other materials to support the consultation p... Read More...

Are you vintage ready?

As vintage 2021 approaches, what score would you give yourself in relation to biosecurity preparedness? If you’re like most of us, you probably have a long list of jobs to do. We’re here to help. Our handy&... Read More...

Know your PQS

Now is the time to re-familiarise yourself with your state’s Plant Quarantine Standard or equivalent. These documents outline the prohibited and allowable movements between states and phylloxera management zon... Read More...

Sterile fruit flies launched in SA

The Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) is releasing 100 million sterile fruit flies across Adelaide's suburbs in an all-out assault against eight current metropolitan fruit fly outbreaks. ... Read More...

Vineyard records coming soon

South Australian vineyard owners: keep an eye on your mailbox – your 2020 Vineyard Record will be issued shortly by Vinehealth Australia for you to check, amend and return to us. An up to date Register enab... Read More...

Adrian Hoffmann appointed WGCSA chair

Congratulations to Barossa grapegrower Adrian Hoffmann who has been appointed chair of the Wine Grape Council of South Australia (WGCSA), replacing Heather Webster. Adrian is a sixth-generation Barossan and... Read More...