Yarra Valley Pest Free Places of Production Information session 11.30-12.30 am on 13th August 2014 at Landmark in Wandin (Warburton Highway, Wandin)

In 2013, the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) changed its management of Queensland fruit fly (QFF).  These changes resulted in the loss of state-wide QFF freedom which impacted on the Yarra Valley region. To allow export of produce into South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania without the need for fumigation, chemical or cold storage treatments, the Yarra Valley Pest Free Place of Production (PFPP) was established by DEPI in conjunction with Rubus, cherry and berry growers. 

The PFPP is maintained through an extensive network of QFF traps and legislation which applies to individual accredited properties.  A map of the PFPP is attached. 

Produce was successfully sent interstate under this accreditation in the 2013-14 season and the Committee is seeking expressions of interest from new growers located within the PFPP boundaries for the upcoming season. 

An information session will be held at 11.30-12.30 on the 13th of August, 2014 at the Landmark Offices in Wandin. Topics will include;

·         How it works

·         Responsibilities of accredited businesses

·         Accreditation and PHAC’s

·         Costs

Please RSVP to Charlotte:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.