Vinehealth Australia is pleased to advise industry that PIRSA has confirmed today, the successful eradication of Queensland fruit fly (Qfly) from the Ridleyton fruit fly affected area in metropolitan Adelaide.
As a result, all restrictions relating to the movement of winegrapes within, out of and through this fruit fly affected area, have now been lifted, effective 00:01am on 22 February 2022.
Therefore, the wine industry no longer needs to comply with the movement restrictions previously in place for the Ridleyton outbreak. Given this, there are now no movement restrictions in relation to fruit fly for the metropolitan Adelaide area, that affect the wine industry.
However, quarantine arrangements remain for the Pike River and Renmark West outbreaks in the Riverland, for which the anticipated reinstatement date has recently been extended to at least 6 May 2022. Up-to-date information on the eradication program and restrictions is available at fruitfly.sa.gov.au.
We commend the PIRSA team for their hard work in managing the metropolitan Adelaide fruit fly outbreaks, in conjunction with industry and the public.
We also thank growers and winemakers for their cooperation in complying with movement requirements and doing their bit to support the $1.6 billion horticulture sector.
- To report suspected fruit fly and for non-commercial enquiries, phone the Fruit Fly Hotline on 1300 666 010.
- For general industry enquiries, contact that PIRSA Plant Health Market Access hotline on 08 8207 7814.
- For general queries contact Vinehealth Australia’s Technical Manager Suzanne McLoughlin on 0412 859 882 or email firstname.lastname@example.org