The Riverland region of South Australia is the third largest growing region in Australia.
Main varieties grown are navels (predominately Washington), Valencia oranges and mandarins (Imperial and Afourer).
Tree import flow chart
There are strict protocols when importing citrus trees into South Australia from interstate. CASAR and Primary Industries and Regions SA have developed a flow chart to help growers understand the process and protocols.
06-Oct-2016: SA Tree imports (252 KB)
Developing a fungicide resistance service for citrus packers
A 12-month project aimed to develop a fungicide resistance service and provide resistance management advice/training for citrus packers has just wrapped up. The project was funded through the South Australian River Murray Sustainability Program and involved conducting resistance monitoring on five major citrus packers from the Riverland and surrounds, on four occasions from October 2015.
You can download the project’s findings below
14-Oct-2016: Fungicide summary (788 KB)
APVMA allows continued use of Samurai
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has issued a permit to continue to allow citrus growers to use the product Sumitomo Samurai Systemic Insecticide to control Citrus Gall Wasp. The permit is in force from August 4, 2016 to July 31, 2017.
The permits can be downloaded for oranges here and grapefruit, lemons, limes and mandarins here
SA Regional Wrap
The latest Regional Wrap is available here.