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Fruit fly outbreak in north eastern suburbs

7 August 2020

A Mediterranean fruit fly outbreak has been declared in north-eastern Adelaide with residents in the affected area urged to follow quarantine requirements and keep fresh fruit and vegetables on their properties.

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Do your bit to protect SA from fruit fly this long weekend

5 June 2020

As South Australians head out into the regions this long weekend, travellers are being reminded to play their part in the battle against fruit fly and leave their fruit and vegetables at home

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Zero tolerance and a conviction for fruit fly indiscretion

25 May 2020

An interstate traveller has learnt the hard way it doesn't pay to bring prohibited fruit into South Australia receiving a conviction and a fine after challenging their expiation notice for breaking the state's strict biosecurity laws.

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Two more fruit fly outbreaks in metro Adelaide

19 May 2020

South Australia is under further pressure from fruit fly with two new outbreaks declared in metropolitan Adelaide at Pooraka and Campbelltown.

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New weapon unleashed against metro fruit flies

9 April 2020

The Marshall Liberal Government has unleashed its biggest weapon in the war against fruit fly outbreaks in Adelaide, with the release of millions of sterile flies to boost eradication of the pest.

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Fruit fly efforts ramp up – new Semaphore Park outbreak

6 April 2020

Fruit fly eradication efforts are ramping up to eradicate the devastating plant pest, following declaration of a new outbreak in Semaphore Park.

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Fruit fly response efforts stepped up as Rosewater outbreak declared

27 March 2020

A new Mediterranean fruit fly outbreak in metropolitan Adelaide has been declared and eradication efforts boosted, following the detection of fruit flies in the Rosewater area.

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Fruit fly response efforts stepped up as Angle Park outbreak declared

11 March 2020

A new Mediterranean fruit fly outbreak in metropolitan Adelaide has been declared and eradication efforts boosted, following the detection of a pregnant female fruit fly in the Angle Park area.

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Travellers reminded not to bring fruit and vegetables into SA

6 March 2020

The South Australian Government is urging interstate travellers to play their part in the battle against fruit fly this long weekend and not bring fruit and vegetables into the state.

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South Australia doubles down with zero tolerance

6 March 2020

The Marshall Liberal Government has launched a new 'zero strikes' fruit fly community awareness campaign to protect the state's farmers and keep South Australia fruit fly free.

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