FREE FOR VICTORIAN RESIDENTS OF THE GREATER SUNRAYSIA PEST FREE AREA

 

Mildura's Dianne Cross became a Fruit Fly Fighter last year and it helped her produce beautiful clean fruit. You can too and we're here to help!

  • One-on-one coaching to help you manage your trees

  • Resources (traps and insect nets)

  • Tree removal (optional)

  • Monthly check-ins

  • Access to technical experts and a community of like-minded people.

The best defence against Queensland fruit fly is an insect net

Creating a physical barrier between flies and your fruit with a fine meshed net is simplest way of growing clean fruit. Follow these tips to ensure success:

  • Purchase fine mesh insect nets from gardening or hardware stores

  • Prune your fruit trees to less than 2m

  • Cover the whole tree with a net as soon as fruit sets

  • Tie it around the trunk with no gaps

  • Thin fruit if needed and remove any fruit up against the net

  • After harvest, repair any holes, move to a late-season tree or pack away for next season

FREE HOST TREE REMOVAL

The greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area has assisted the community to removed over 9,000 Queensland fruit fly host trees since 2016.

 

If you live in town or on a residential block in rural areas in the Victoria section of the Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area and would like your details included on a waiting list please call (03) 50 220 327 or email gspfa@mildura.vic.gov.au 

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Protect your beautiful fruit from Queensland fruit fly

 

Queensland fruit fly is a pest, protect your beautiful produce by following these few tips.

  • Remove fruit trees that you don't want or need

  • Prune trees to keep them manageable

  • Cover you trees with insect nets while the fruit is still small

  • Use fruit fly traps to reduce numbers

  • Pick fruit early and thin out trees

  • Remove any leftovers and dispose of properly.

Investigating Bait Spraying to Control Queensland Fruit Fly

This video brings together some of the key experts in the field, to provide information to growers in the Greater Sunraysia region about their best option for Queensland fruit fly control on their properties.

Bait spraying is by far the most effective way of managing Queensland Fruit Fly populations.  The bait has an attractant in it, so you just put out tiny amounts and the flies actually come and find it.

 

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We are committed to assisting you with managing Queensland fruit fly. For advice and tips to help you in your garden, please contact us.

You can request a home visit were COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed.

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