Sterile Q-fly release has commenced in Cobram

March 28, 2019


From now until the end of May millions of sterile Queensland fruit flies will be released every week above the Victorian town of Cobram, with the hope that the sterile males will reduce reproduction in the wild-population, and therefore reduce the fruit fly population and prevent further spread into the surrounding areas.


This release is part of the Hort Innovation project, Sterile Insect Technique Plus (SITPlus) Program, led by Macquarie University in collaboration with SARDI, Agriculture Victoria, NSW DPI, and Plant and Food Research.


Read the online article in Country News here

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