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
Sustainable Macleod's 5 simple steps Hang pheronome lures (Ecolures) in trees from May onward to monitor male Queensland Fruit Fly and to kill those males overwintering in evergreen trees, especially lemon trees. Hang protein baits in trees in September to kill both...
Sustainable Macleod is developing a simple and effective Queensland Fruit Fly Strategy for Banyule. We will be rolling it out in a series of blogs and seminars and collecting data to help keep track of results. Using the strategy at the Macleod Organic Community...
At the Macleod Organic Community Garden we have been experimenting with destroying fruit fly by microwaving bowls of infected fruit for 10 minutes on high. Soft patches or sting marks on the skin indicate the presence of fruit fly but if in doubt, cut the fruit open,...