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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 […]

Community update – February 2021

February 1st, 2021|Categories: Community Column|

Stop the spread

Home gardeners and property owners can help in the fight against Queensland fruit fly by undertaking a few simple actions.

Essential strategies for home gardeners with a fruit tree or vegetable patch include:

  • monitoring through trapping
  • regular inspection of fruit
  • use of baits and netting
  • pick fruit early or as it […]
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