Good news on fruit fly battle

June 20, 2024 9:19 am in by
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As efforts continue to eradicate Queensland fruit fly from the Riverland, the latest update has shown more promising signs.

No new detections were made in the last two weeks, seeing the total remain at 51.

Of this, 21 have not had a detection in the last 3 months, which is has been welcomed by officials.

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PIRSA say now is the time to prune back fruit bearing trees to limit future breading locations for flies in spring and summer.

Fruit Fly Emergency Response Incident Controller, Jason Size said “If fruit trees become overloaded and too high to pick in spring and summer, fruit fly will love your garden because it makes an easy breeding ground – and an excellent source of food and shelter.”

The end date for all Riverland fruit fly outbreaks is currently December the 23rd, however could change if more flies are detected.