July 22, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated a Biosecurity Queensland program to engage Indigenous rangers from the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) to deliver fruit fly blocking operations.

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July 16, 2020

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is ramping up its program to eradicate the Queensland fruit fly from Perth's western suburbs.

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June 25, 2020

Calls are growing for the Victorian Government to provide urgent funding to continue the Goulburn Murray Valley Fruit Fly Project as the budget deadline looms. The project's funding is currently set to run out on June 30, with no confirmation funding will continue into...

May 25, 2020

The majority of metropolitan Adelaide is under quarantine restrictions - due to a major fruit fly outbreak.

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April 24, 2020

Biosecurity Tasmania completed 9 weeks of intensive surveillance after a single male fruit fly was detected in East Launceston in February. No further fruit flies were found.

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March 30, 2020

A new Mediterranean fruit fly outbreak in metropolitan Adelaide has been declared and eradication efforts boosted, following the detection of fruit flies in the Rosewater area.

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January 31, 2020

Almost a year has gone by since the first discovery of a Q-fly in a trap in February 2019. Today Biosecurity New Zealand has announced that the Northcote fruit fly operations and movement restrictions of fruit and vegetables on Auckland's North Shore has ended.

It has b...

January 30, 2020

"A recent study, conducted by Macquarie University through the Hort Innovation-driven SITPlus initiative, has revealed that male Queensland Fruit Flies (Q-fly) reach sexual maturation faster after consuming caffeine supplements, partially d

ue to a rapid increase in rep...

January 22, 2020

Quarantine restrictions were lifted on the 20th January 2020 due to the successful eradication of Queensland fruit fly. 

The outbreak was declared in May 2019. In response an eradication program commenced, which included baiting, hygiene operations and the release of st...

December 9, 2019

On the 4th November 2019 a freak hail storm hit Bermera, Monash, Glossop and Renmark in South Australia. In less than half an hour it caused a extensive damage to farms in those areas, affecting around 130 million growers.

This of course has caused a huge financial...

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