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Ceduna fruit fly quarantine restrictions lifted

14 May 2019

Quarantine restrictions in the Ceduna Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) outbreak area have been lifted following a successful eradication program.

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Sterile fruit fly production boosted with new irradiator at Port Augusta

10 May 2019

The sterilisation rate of fruit flies has been boosted at the Port Augusta-based national facility with the installation of an additional X-ray irradiator at the site.

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Fruit flies eradicated as Loxton quarantine lifted

30 April 2019

Quarantine restrictions for a Queensland fruit fly outbreak in Loxton have today been lifted thanks to a successful eradication program delivered collaboratively by the State Government, industry and the community.

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Don't hop into SA with fruit fly these Easter holidays

8 April 2019

Interstate travellers heading into South Australia during the school and Easter holidays are being reminded to leave fruit and vegetables at home and avoid risking a fine.

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Zero tolerance fruit fly message loud and clear

1 April 2019

Permanent signage has been installed on the road to the Yamba Quarantine Station enforcing the message that zero tolerance applies for travellers bringing fruit fly host material into the Riverland.

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South Australia commits to national fruit fly approach

14 March 2019

The State Government has committed to the Commonwealth Government’s Intergovernmental Agreement on Fruit Fly Management and is now urging other states to follow.

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Don’t make SA mad in March – leave fruit fly at home

28 February 2019

Interstate travelers heading into South Australia during ‘Mad March’ are being reminded to leave fruit at home and do not put the state at risk of fruit fly devastation.

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Pack lunch right and minimise the spread of fruit fly

20 February 2019

Parents living in the fruit fly outbreak area at Loxton in the Riverland are reminded to consider the contents of their children’s school lunch boxes to ensure they follow the relevant quarantine restrictions.

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War declared on Loxton outbreak with sterile fly release

15 February 2019

The State Government has declared war on the Loxton Queensland fruit fly outbreak with the release of millions of sterile flies beginning this week in a major assault to get rid of the pest.

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Fruit fly outbreak declared in Thevenard on SA's west coast

25 January 2019

An outbreak of Mediterranean fruit fly (Med-fly) has been declared at Thevenard on the state's west coast, following the detection of larvae.

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