Vinehealth Australia would like to advise industry of a new Queensland Fruit Fly (Qfly) outbreak in the Riverland:
- As a result of finding Qfly larvae in homegrown fruit in a location west of the current Pike River outbreak area, PIRSA declared a new ‘Pike River West’ outbreak on 17 March 2022.
- The earliest anticipated reinstatement date for this Pike River West outbreak, and the intersecting current Renmark West and Pike River outbreaks, is now 16 November 2022.
- 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 in Pike River West.
For PIRSA’s map of the Pike River West outbreak, refer here.
For a map showing vineyards on Vinehealth’s Register within the Riverland FFAA (which includes all outbreak and suspension areas), refer here.
The current operational requirements for vineyards, and for the movement of grapes between vineyards and wineries is provided in Vinehealth’s Biosecurity Bulletin – Vintage requirements for fruit fly in South Australia (version 3 Nov 2021).
If the situation of your vineyard, winery or vineyards you receive grapes from has changed given this new fruit fly outbreak, please read this Biosecurity Bulletin carefully to understand the implications to ensure you adhere to all relevant requirements.
- Call Vinehealth Australia’s Technical Manager Suzanne McLoughlin on 0412 859 882 if you need assistance to identify if your property falls in the FFAA, or which part of the FFAA; or to understand the operational requirements documented in Vinehealth’s Biosecurity Bulletin.
- Call the PIRSA industry hotline on 1800 255 556 for assistance in obtaining accreditation or certification; and for all other industry queries (including for table grapes).
- For online industry support, refer to PIRSA’s website.
- To report suspected fruit fly and for non-commercial enquiries, phone the Fruit Fly Hotline on 1300 666 010.
Vinehealth Australia continues to work alongside PIRSA and Riverland Wine to assist industry to comply with movement requirements.