Adelaide Hills growers want fruit fly free status recognised globally

Mar 20, 2016 Comments Off on Adelaide Hills growers want fruit fly free status recognised globally by

An article  In ABC News by  Nicola Gage :-
Cherry, apple, pear and strawberry industries are pushing for the Adelaide Hills region to become globally recognised as a pest-free area, like South Australia’s Riverland, Victoria’s Sunraysia and Tasmania.
“We’ve initially identified Thailand — Taiwan is another market that recognises [it] and there’s also a lot of work being done in China,” Mr Noske said.
The proposed Hills zone would stretch from Stirling through to Mount Barker and Strathalbyn, taking in Yankallila on the Fleurieu Peninsula.
What remains unclear is whether any global accreditation would restrict produce movement in the Adelaide Hills region.
Cherry grower Nick Noske had a bumper crop last season but said strict international quarantine laws meant he could not fully benefit from the good times.
The Hills region is considered fruit fly free within Australia but that is not the case internationally.

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