A LOCAL man is continuing to demand answers about the unmanned fruit and vegetable collection bins near Yamba, implemented as part of a zero-tolerance policy.
LOCAL councils, various horticultural bodies and PIRSA have joined forces to help eradicate the threat of fruit fly by forming the Riverland Biosecurity Alliance.
THE opening of a new quarantine station in the state’s upper Mid North will add a further defence to the Riverland’s pest-free area status.
THE installation of two new fruit fly quarantine bins and signage at key entry points into the Riverland have increased protection from the economy-damaging pest.
A POTENTIALLY catastrophic fruit fly outbreak was simulated in the Riverland last week, testing relevant authorities in a crisis situation.
THE release of millions of sterile fruit flies across Adelaide to protect the Riverland’s multi-billion dollar horticulture industry has been welcomed by the Federal Minister for Agriculture.
A LOCAL MP has warned the State Government against taking a fruit fly outbreak in Adelaide late last month lightly.
Yamba remains the hot spot for people illegally bringing fruit, vegetables and plants into South Australia and risking the state’s horticultural industry.