The following is a list of steps, with options to implement them, in response to a declared outbreak of Queensland fruit fly (QFF) in rural area producing commercial fruit fly host fruit. These steps and options will be given to affected owners/ managers by an appointed representative of the Qff Governance Group.
The below report contains Queensland fruit fly research on the habits of the pest during the winter months and how they can be better targeted during this period.
The Cobram & District Fruit Growers’ Association (CSFGA), with support from the Victorian State Department of Economic Development, Jobs Transport and Resources (DEDJTR), Horticulture Innovation Australia Ltd (HIAL), the Moira Shire Council and the Berrigan Shire Council, has commenced strategies aimed at reducing the impact of Qff on its horticultural production and productivity, both commercial and domestic.
Article regarding the backpacker Tx from the Cobram Courier. Click here for the article
Please find below a link to the latest information from the Stonefruit Research Laboratory and Profitable Stonefruit projects.
Why not involve your kids in helping to fight the spread of Queensland Fruit Fly? Here are some easy ideas for
traps you can make at home with common household items. Each trap will protect about 9m2 in your garden.
Moira Shire Council and Berrigan Shire Council are partnering with the Cobram and District Fruit Growers Association to launch a community awareness campaign to combat the threat of Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) in the region.
The Berrigan and Moira Shires have put together a series of videos targeted at reducing Fruit Fly damage in the home garden. The first looks at trapping, the second at netting options and the third discusses garden hygiene. Great resources in the fight against fruit fly!