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.
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
A reminder to put out your protein baits for Queensland Fruit Fly. These kill male and female flies. The Wild May lures are less critical now as they primarily tell you when QFF are around and plenty of people are catching them! It is a good idea to continue to use...
In September the temperature at sunset, on some days, will reach 16C and Queensland Fruit Fly WILL MATE. Initially, they will sting and lay eggs in citrus fruit and any fruit left on trees from last season, then they will infest stone fruit, apples, quinces and pears...
There are 2 things to do right now beginning in the first week of August: Put out your pheromone lures to monitor when Queensland Fruit Fly arrives in your garden. The lures, if you use the Wild May attractant available from the community garden, will also drown the...