Industry is advised that PIRSA has confirmed a new detection of Queensland fruit fly (Qfly) within the existing Ridleyton suspension area located in metropolitan Adelaide.
This detection has extended the date for lifting of movement restrictions and reinstatement of fruit fly freedom for this area to the 22 February 2022.
For a map showing vineyards on Vinehealth’s Register within the metropolitan Adelaide fruit fly affected area (FFAA), refer here. The red lines on the map refer to the Qfly boundaries (which have not changed despite this new detection), and the blue lines refer to the Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) boundaries. Note that the date for lifting of movement restrictions for the Medfly outbreaks in metropolitan Adelaide remains at 22 December 2021.
It is critical that you maintain awareness of Qfly and Medfly boundaries in metropolitan Adelaide, and the dates for lifting of movement restrictions so that you can comply with all requirements for the movement of winegrapes between vineyards and wineries or processing facilities.
These movement requirements are clearly detailed in the Biosecurity Bulletin titled ‘Vintage requirements for fruit fly in South Australia’.
Importantly, this Biosecurity Bulletin also outlines options (page 2) for wineries and growers to prepare their businesses should they be caught up in a FFAA due to, (1) an extension of existing boundaries, (2) extension to dates for the lifting of movement restrictions for existing outbreaks, or (3) a new fruit fly outbreak. These options can assist in minimising disruption to vintage logistics.
In light of the extension to the date for lifting of movement restrictions for the Qfly outbreak in metropolitan Adelaide, Vinehealth encourages growers and wineries to review this Biosecurity Bulletin now and decide what actions to take as a business in preparation for the upcoming vintage.
Vinehealth will be directly contacting all vineyard owners on our Register inside the current metropolitan Adelaide FFAA prior to Christmas to discuss implications for vintage 2022.
- For all queries related to the Biosecurity Bulletin, and/or for assistance in determining which part of the FFAA (if any) your business is in, contact Vinehealth Australia’s Technical Manager Suzanne McLoughlin on 0412 859 882 or email email@example.com.
- For all queries related to the application of accreditations and certification within a FFAA, contact the PIRSA Industry Hotline on 1800 255 556.
- If you are applying for pre-emptive accreditation and/or have associated queries, contact PIRSA Market Access on 08 8207 7814.
- To report suspected fruit fly and for non-commercial enquiries, phone the Fruit Fly Hotline on 1300 666 010.