Fruit fly activity increases as weather
gets warmer and peaks around January.
If you love your home-grown produce, you can have quality fruit and vegetables and at the same time protect our horticultural industries and local economy. Click here to find out the tasks for summer.
Photo: James Niland
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Did you know Queensland Fruit Fly is considered to be the biggest insect biosecurity threat in Australia?
It can cause serious economic damage to horticultural crops and could potentially destroy Sunraysia's multi-million dollar horticultural industry by reducing productivity and disrupting exports worldwide.
Left un-managed, this pest has the potential to reduce the prosperity of our region which will be felt by everyone with reduced profitability of our local businesses, fewer jobs, and lower property values...and that's only the start!
The good news is that Queensland Fruit Fly can be managed successfully but relies on continued (all-year) effort by everyone - not just our farmers. It's up to all of us as a community to work together to protect the region from this damaging pest.