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It's raining sterile flies

Sterile fruit flies are being released from planes over Cobram (VIC) and Hillston (NSW) to help reduce wild populations. 2020 is the second year of the Hort Innovation research project which saw numbers decline by twenty percent in its first trial.

Watch the video of Win News Shepparton on how aerial releases of sterile flies are performed: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=351157249661456&extid=cnxdJnXRRV73k9lD

Preparing the plane to drop off the sterile fruit flies (Supplied: Chris O'Connor).