Since our March e-news update on fruit fly, PIRSA has declared three additional Qfly outbreaks in the Riverland – ‘Loxton North’, ‘Waikerie’ and ‘Paringa’.
The current earliest anticipated reinstatement date for the Waikerie outbreak is 4 December 2022, for the Loxton and Loxton North outbreaks is 6 December 2022, and for the Paringa, Renmark West, Pike River and Pike River West outbreaks is 9 December 2022.
For the latest map showing the seven fruit fly outbreaks in the Riverland in relation to vineyards, refer here.
For current wine industry specific fruit fly information for the Riverland outbreaks, including maps of these latest four outbreaks, refer to Vinehealth Australia’s Current Outbreaks page.
We strongly encourage the wine industry throughout the remainder of harvest to adhere to all movement requirements in this Biosecurity Bulletin, importantly including consigning all winegrape loads to prevent spillage.
We are still encouraged by PIRSA’s efforts to manage the fruit fly situation and continue to support their efforts. Despite these recent fruit fly declarations, we remind growers not to lose sight of all the other fruit fly outbreaks PIRSA has successfully eradicated.