Queensland Fruit Fly

Queensland Fruit Fly

 

Queensland fruit fly reached Victoria as a result of warm winters in 2011 and 2012 and gradually spread southward into the Yarra Valley. It arrived in Banyule 2 seasons ago. Queensland fruit fly if left unchecked will destroy our ability to produce fresh fruit and vegetables.

Sustainable Macleod is doing everything in its power to stop the spread. Please join us, whether you are a Sustainable Macleod member or not, in learning about Queensland fruit fly, taking active measures to combat it, and spreading the word.

This dedicated web page includes information and strategies to combat Queensland Fruit fly, data collection that will help us track the spread and success of our strategy in Banyule, videos, dates of seminars, and a shop with items that you will need at wholesale prices. All our seminars and workshops are free.

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Help us collect data

Use the links below to register information about where your traps are placed, when you trap Queensland Fruit Fly and what fruit you have to destroy as a result of infestation.

Buy a Queensland Fruit Fly trap and attractant

We are now selling Queensland Fruit Fly traps at wholesale prices in our online shop for collection at the Macleod Organic Community Garden.

Queensland Fruit Fly workshop

Watch our video of the Zoom Workshop with Angelo Eliades on controlling Queensland Fruit Fly, including a Q&A session. Angelo discusses the impact of QFF, methods of control and where you can get more information.

You can visit Angelo’s website at deepgreenpermaculture.com

Queensland Fruit Fly blog posts

 

Queensland Fruit Fly blog #8

Queensland Fruit Fly blog #8

Now is the perfect time to put out Wild May to attract overwintering male QFF. Place fresh Wild May liquid in QFF containers and position on the east side of the tree, 1.2-2m high within the canopy. Lemon trees are ideal places to hang the containers as males collect...

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Queensland Fruit Fly Strategy no.7

Queensland Fruit Fly Strategy no.7

It is now late April and Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) is abundant, infesting raspberries, guavas and feijoas in particular. Watch out for infestations also in persimmons and tamarillos as they ripen, and later in citrus. There are three actions to take: Remove any fruit...

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