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.
Funding partners include Hort Innovation—through levies and matching Australian Government funding—Macquarie University, Western Sydney University, the South Australian, Victorian, Tasmanian and NSW Governments, the CSIRO, and Plant & Food Research, and a range of horticulture levy-paying industries.
Read more from the Hort Innovation website here
Image supplied by Md Jamil Hossain Biswas