More than 230 drivers entering South Australia through Bordertown last weekend received fines for illegally bringing fruit into the state in a random roadblock operation undertaken by South Australian biosecurity officers.
Australia’s grains, horticulture and wine industries will benefit from a $1.8 million upgrade to the South Australian Research and Development Institute’s Molecular Diagnostic Centre (MDC), which conducts vital diagnostic soil testing to assist growers and researchers manage risks posed by soil and stubble borne diseases
The State Government’s Family and Business (FaB) Support mentors program has joined forces with the Australian Lions Foundation to deliver $100,000 worth of financial aid to drought-affected farmers and farming families just in time for Christmas.
Visiting friends and family are being reminded to ‘Eat It or Bin It’ this festive season and avoid putting the state’s fruit fly free status at risk by bringing any fresh fruit and vegetables back into South Australia or the Riverland.
South Australia’s 2018–19 grain harvest has fallen to an estimated 4.9 million tonnes with harvest now underway – affirming the challenging seasonal conditions across the state during winter and spring.