Vinehealth would like to update industry in relation to the current Riverland Queensland Fruit Fly (Qfly) outbreak:
PIRSA advised on 16 February 2022, the detection of a Qfly in the suspension area where the Renmark West and Pike River fruit fly affected areas (FFAA) overlap in the Riverland.
This detection has resulted in the extension of the anticipated date for lifting of movement restrictions and reinstatement of fruit fly freedom for both the existing Pike River and Renmark West outbreaks, to 6 May 2022.
For a map showing vineyards on Vinehealth’s Register within the current Riverland FFAA, refer here. Note that the existing outbreak and suspension area boundaries for Pike River and Renmark West have not changed as a result of this new fruit fly detection.
For those impacted by this extension of the date for the lifting of movement restrictions, please ensure your winegrape movements for vintage 2022 continue to comply with all requirements outlined in this Biosecurity Bulletin.
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.
To report suspected fruit fly and for non-commercial enquiries, phone the Fruit Fly Hotline on 1300 666 010.
PIRSA advises industry of the availability of mentoring services:
- Fruit fly impacted growers can have an informal, confidential and independent conversation with a local Riverland Family and Business (FaB) mentor – by phone, or in person.
- PIRSA’s trained local mentors work closely with other service providers such as Rural Financial Counselling and local health networks, as needed.
- Find a FaB by calling the PIRSA Recovery Hotline 1800 931 314 or visit pir.sa.gov.au/fabs