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.
"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
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.
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.
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.
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.