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Community Update – December 2020

December 3rd, 2020|Categories: Community Column|

Travelling with fruit

All visitors to the Goulburn Murray Valley (GMV) coming from fruit fly infested areas of Victoria and other parts of Australia should take care, when bringing fruit into the region.

Care should be taken, whether the fruit comes from the visitor’s home region or are purchased on the way, that their fruit […]

Queensland Fruit Fly Growers Update (December 2020)

December 3rd, 2020|Categories: Growers Column|

Fruit fly trapping numbers

Trapping data from the Goulburn Murray Valley’s regional trapping grid indicates that the number of Queensland fruit fly (Qfly) trapped across the region has increased in November from previous months.

The monitoring program has revealed trapping numbers typically rise dramatically each year in September-October, after a winter low when very few […]

Community Update – November 2020

November 1st, 2020|Categories: Community Column|

Help break the breeding cycle

Spring provides an opportunity to break the breeding cycle of Queensland Fruit Fly (Qfly) by limiting fruit available to the pest and preventing new generations taking hold.

During spring peaks, fruit fly lay their eggs in late-hanging and early blossoming fruit. After laying […]

Queensland Fruit Fly Growers Update (November 2020)

November 1st, 2020|Categories: Growers Column|

Weather conditions ideal for fruit fly

Queensland Fruit Fly (Qfly) populations vary throughout the year. They also vary from year to year based on the impacts of the weather and area-wide fruit fly management strategies.

The most recent spring peak is higher than that of previous years due to weather conditions during autumn and early […]

Community Update – October 2020

October 1st, 2020|Categories: Community Column|

Spring flurry

Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) trapping rates across the Goulburn Murray Valley (GMV) have started their seasonal upward trend. This increase marks the beginning of the new QFF season, which typically occurs in spring when morning temperatures reach between 13-15 ̊C. It is these flies that were […]

Queensland Fruit Fly Growers Update (October 2020)

October 1st, 2020|Categories: Growers Column|

Fruit flies are on the move

Severe hail storms in areas of the Goulburn Murray Valley (GMV) in the last week of September impacted some growers. Depending on the size and set of fruit, crop losses could mean increased Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) numbers in commercial growing areas this spring if destroyed fruit is […]

Community Update – September 2020

September 1st, 2020|Categories: Community Column|

Early intervention critical

There is no doubt there are adult Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) that managed to survive the winter in warm spots in the region.

QFF populations will start to increase in September in urban and peri-urban locations as these overwintering flies mobilise. Factors impacting this population increase […]

Queensland Fruit Fly Growers Update (September 2020)

September 1st, 2020|Categories: Growers Column|

Fruit fly on the move

During September the weather warms up and Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) activity increases in urban areas and then moves into rural areas. Optimum weather conditions for survival into spring is for September to receive above-average rainfall and above- average maximum and minimum temperatures. This situation occurred in the winter […]

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