Queensland Fruit Fly Growers Update (July 2021)

July 1st, 2021|Categories: Growers Column|

Stop the spread

Essential control measures for activisation include applying protein baits to crop boundaries, untended fruiting trees and crop trees before fruits mature or early in the season to reduce the fruit fly load in and near the orchard. Follow label directions and cautions.

  • Commence placement of fruit fly traps and male annihilation blocks around […]

Community update – June 2021

June 1st, 2021|Categories: Community Column|

Trapping grid insights

The Goulburn Murray Valley (GMV) Fruit Fly Area Wide Management program monitors trapping grids in urban, peri-urban and rural locations across the region. These grids are essential to identifying Queensland fruit fly hot spots, timing of management activities and evaluating the effectiveness of programs such as the release of sterile […]

Queensland Fruit Fly Growers Update (June 2021)

June 1st, 2021|Categories: Growers Column|

Population increase

Queensland fruit fly numbers remained higher than normal across the Goulburn Murray Valley during May. Weather conditions including the La Niña weather system and the effects of more unharvested and fallen fruit than usual contributed to this increase.

Rural, […]

Queensland Fruit Fly Growers Update (May 2021)

May 1st, 2021|Categories: Growers Column|

Conditions favourable for fruit fly

Increased Queensland fruit fly pressure is the result of warmer and wetter weather than usual, together with the presence of more unharvested fruit still on-tree or fallen to the ground. The La Niña weather pattern which ended in March 2021 was favourable to fruit fly development and survival, as […]

Community update – May 2021

May 1st, 2021|Categories: Community Column|

Home gardeners essential to control efforts

The 2020/21 Queensland fruit fly season has been longer and more severe than usual.

You and your garden are part of the Goulburn Murray Valley Fruit Fly Area Wide Management Program, funded by the Victorian Government. What you do now will impact fruit fly numbers in your garden […]

Queensland Fruit Fly Growers Update (April 2021)

April 1st, 2021|Categories: Growers Column|

Autumn control

Unmanaged fruit must be controlled through autumn, as it is the root cause of fruit fly population explosions in spring. Queensland fruit fly are desperate to find fruit to lay the last of their season’s eggs into in April before they switch to winter survival mode (seeking protein, sugar and shelter). Young fruit fly […]

Community update – April 2021

April 1st, 2021|Categories: Community Column, Uncategorised|

Favourable conditions for fruit fly

The 2020/21 fruit season has been a particularly bad year for Queensland fruit fly. Despite the positive efforts of communities in keeping fruit fly numbers down within the Goulburn Murray Valley, the impacts of favourable weather conditions have resulted in the survival and spread of fruit fly. There […]

Queensland Fruit Fly Growers Update (March 2021)

March 1st, 2021|Categories: Growers Column|

Labour shortages

The shortage of labour to pick fruit this season is causing many growers to leave excess fruit on their trees or the ground. Although growers are not responsible for this labour shortage, unmanaged fruit is a potential food source and breeding habitat for Queensland fruit fly. It is […]

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