Vinehealth Australia would like to advise industry of:
- Two new Queensland Fruit Fly (Qfly) outbreaks in the Riverland at Waikerie and Paringa.
As a result of finding Queensland fruit fly larvae in both the Waikerie and Paringa areas, PIRSA declared two new outbreaks, ‘Waikerie’ and ‘Paringa’ on 13 April 2022. The earliest anticipated reinstatement date for both these outbreaks is 4 December 2022.
- An update to the earliest anticipated reinstatement dates for other existing Riverland outbreaks.
The declaration of the Paringa Qfly outbreak has extended the earliest anticipated reinstatement dates for Renmark West, Pike River and Pike River West outbreaks to 4 December 2022. Due to separate detections of Qfly within the existing Loxton North Fruit Fly Affected Area (FFAA), the earliest anticipated reinstatement date for both Loxton North and Loxton outbreaks has extended to 6 December 2022.
For a map showing vineyards on Vinehealth’s Register within the Riverland FFAA (which includes all seven outbreak and suspension areas), refer here.
The existing outbreak and suspension area boundaries for Renmark West, Pike River, Pike River West, Loxton and Loxton North remain unchanged. Note, however, that the Loxton North Outbreak Area boundary has been redrawn where it originally transected a winery.
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 these new fruit fly outbreaks, 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.