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MORE RESOURCES TO COMBAT FRUIT FLY

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The state government has committed to more resources to combat new fruit fly outbreaks in the Riverland and metro Adelaide.

Recently an outbreak was been declared in Renmark West following the discovery of larvae in a resident’s backyard, This follows two outbreaks already declared in Renmark West and Monash earlier this year.

Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development David Basham said more than 70 staff are currently on the ground in the Riverland responding to the outbreaks.

The outbreaks have no impact on the fruit fly free status for the rest of the Riverland Pest Free Area or the State.

A dedicated phone line has been established for industry queries – 1800 255 556.

Reports of larvae or fruit flies can be made to the Fruit Fly hotline on 1300 666 010.

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