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Long weekend prompts fruit fly plea | Stock Journal



THE state government is urging people to leave their fruit at home this long weekend, as SA continues to battle fruit fly.

There are 10 Mediterranean fruit fly outbreaks and one Qld fruit fly outbreak in metropolitan Adelaide and three in the Riverland.

Primary Industries and Regional Development Minister David Basham said it was important travellers were aware of the restrictions on the movement of fruit.

“The March long weekend is a great time to get away and explore our regions, but it is crucial everyone plays their part in stopping the spread of fruit fly,” he said.

“I am urging everyone, particularly those living in the outbreak areas, to do the right thing and leave their fruit at home this long weekend.

“Fruit flies do not travel…

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