October 23, 2019

1 in 5 Victorian drivers that were pulled over an a random roadblock at Bordertown, South Australia, on the 3rd and 4th October were caught bringing prohibited fruit into South Australia. There were permanent and electronic signs in place warning motorists of the law.

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September 10, 2019

Millions of sterile Queensland Fruit Flies will be released over trial sites in New South Wales and Victoria this week, in an effort to stop the spread of this horticultural pest. This follows the successful release of sterile flies in South Australia recently.

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August 21, 2019

The Victorian Regional Achievement and Community Awards started in 2002 to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions that individuals, communities and businesses make throughout regional and rural Victoria.

The Goulburn Murray Valley (GMV) Regional Fr...

July 1, 2019

The latest issue of the Prevent Fruit Fly Newsletter, published by Plant Health Australia has been released. This newsletter provides news about the National Fruit Fly Council and fruit flies in Australia. To read this newsletter, and to subscribe to receive future iss...

May 22, 2019

An outbreak of Queensland fruit fly has been declared on 21st May 2019 at Lindsay Point in Victoria.

Area of where a gravid female was detected is near the junction of the South Australian, Victorian and New South Wales borders, and is part of the SA Riverland Pest Free...

May 14, 2019

Last Friday, 10th May, another Queensland fruit fly was found in the current Northcote controlled area. This discovery brings the total to eight, since the 20th February this year.

Despite this eighth find in the area, Biosecurity New Zealand states that it does not mea...

May 13, 2019

Port Augusta's National Sterile Insect Technology facility now has a second x-ray irradiation machine, meaning they will now be able to produce up to 50 million sterile fruit flies a week.

This will increase the production of sterile Queensland fruit flies, which are th...

May 1, 2019

Quarantine restrictions that were in place since December 2018 due to a Queensland fruit fly outbreak were lifted on the 30th April. This is a result of a successful eradication program which included the use of Sterile Insect Technology (SIT) and zero tolerance at roa...

April 26, 2019

A single male fruit fly has been found in Auckland, the seventh discovery in the area since 20th February this year. The latest find is an elderly fly, suggesting that it may be from the same cohort as the earlier discoveries. There is no evidence of a breeding populat...

April 11, 2019

Fruit fly larvae have been stopped from entering New Zealand, by Biosecurity New Zealand on Monday. Officials found four "live" spotted wing drosophilalarvae on a single orange imported from the United States.

Reacting to this discovery, US citrus imports have temp...

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