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Monday, April 5, 2010

SWD leaves exports in question

In a sign that the spreading spotted wing drosophila invasion may have implications beyond just pest management, Australia is beginning a risk analysis that may limit imports of US fruits. Depending on their findings, Australia may require phytosanitary measures or, in the worst case, quarantines. Regardless of the final decision, the study has delayed some fruit imports to Australia from the US for this summer.

Fruit imports from US in doubt
Biosecurity Australia Advise - Commencement of Drosophila suzukii PRA
Thanks to Max Scott for the link.

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