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Queensland Fruit Fly Growers Update (January 2022)

January 16th, 2022|Categories: Growers Column, Uncategorised|

January snapshot

Fruit fly activity will continue to increase throughout January until April, with a small drop likely during January when very hot dry weather occurs. There is a risk that adult flies that survived winter were able to survive longer into late spring than in previous years, giving them more time to infest more fruit […]

Community update – January 2022

January 10th, 2022|Categories: Community Column|

Advice for home gardeners

Urban and township areas can expect to experience increased fruit fly activity in January, as is typical at this time of year. Effective fruit fly management in urban areas early in the season will assist in reducing the impact of the pest on commercial growers later […]

Queensland Fruit Fly Grower’s Update (December 2021)

December 11th, 2021|Categories: Growers Column|

Fruit fly snapshot

Fruit fly build-up commences when numbers in urban areas start to decline and fruit starts to ripen in rural locations – generally around February.

However, if your orchard or farm is close to town, (within 1km of the town boundaries) and has had significant fruit fly populations in December in past years, then it […]

Community Update – November 2021

November 11th, 2021|Categories: Community Column|

Time to take action

It is usual at this time of year that the greatest number of trapped fruit fly occur in urban areas where winter temperatures are higher than rural locations and the diversity of fruiting plants available to infest is higher. Queensland fruit fly populations are in the middle of the spring peak. These […]

Queensland Fruit Fly Grower’s Update (November 2021)

November 8th, 2021|Categories: Growers Column|

Rising pressure

Fruit fly populations are in the middle of the spring peak. These flies are overwintering adults that have left their winter refuges in search of mates and fruit to infest. Many of these adults have already mated and laid eggs.

Queensland Fruit Fly Grower’s Update (October 2021)

October 14th, 2021|Categories: Growers Column|

A regional snapshot

Fruit fly trapping rates spiked in late August and early September reflecting the emergence of adult fruit fly from their winter refuges. The weather outlook for October in the Goulburn Murray Valley favours the survival and egg-laying capacity of these fruit fly. Early vigilance (looking for sting marks on fruit) and orchard hygiene […]

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