Fox bait will be available for Murraylands and Riverland landholders during a series of distribution days in the next two months as part of a group baiting program.
Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board senior district officer Steve Baltussen said managing the impact of foxes on the local landscape was most successful when neighbouring properties were baited in a coordinated program.
"Foxes are significant pests that can have a large impact on agriculture and the environment through predation, damage to infrastructure, spreading weed seeds and providing a host for some animal diseases," he said.
"Landholders are encouraged to participate in the upcoming program to maximise the positive benefits of a coordinated group approach and achieve a significant reduction in fox numbers in the lead up to lambing."
Pre-ordered fox baits will be provided at a discounted rate for collection at several nominated distribution points.
Information packs are being mailed to landholders including order forms, which need to be returned to the landscape board.
Those wishing to receive a pack should phone their local District Officer.
Landowners who are unable to make a designated day should contact a District Officer or their local Landscape Board to arrange another time for collection.
More information, including best practice advice about using 1080 baits for fox control, can be found on the PIRSA website or by contacting your local District Officer.
This project is supported by the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board through funding from the Landscape levies.
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