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Queensland Fruit Fly a talking point at Elmore Field Days

May 27, 2019

No Flies On Us!  Let’s Stop the Queensland Fruit Fly

Crowds visiting the recent Elmore Field Days had the opportunity to learn more about Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) and the necessary jobs we can all take with the arrival of spring to help prevent the spread of the pest.

The No Flies On Us message was loud and clear for those passing the Goulburn Murray Valley Regional Queensland Fruit Fly education desk.

Goulburn Murray Valley Regional Fruit Fly Coordinator Ross Abberfield said crowds at the three day event were responsive to the information on display about the pest and nearly a thousand information packs, showbags and giveaways were distributed.

“This was an opportunity to educate those attending the Field Days that there are a few simple steps that make a real difference to minimising the spread and devastating effect of fruit fly,” he said. “There was strong interest in the project offer of free fruit tree removal which has now been extended to include urban, peri-urban and rural residential properties,” Mr Abberfield said.

Home gardeners are reminded now is the time to position traps in yards and recharge with new lures on existing traps.

It is also important to check fruit that is ripening for fruit fly infestation and if infestation is detected remove and destroy fruit.

For more information on QFF control or the free fruit tree removal program, collect an information pack form your Council’s Customer Service Centre.

Caption: (From left) Head of Programs Bendigo Tech School, LaTrobe University Robbie Philpott and Goulburn Murray Valley Regional Fruit Fly Coordinator Ross Abberfield were on hand at the recent Elmore Field Days to spread the word on Queensland Fruit Fly control and management.

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