With support from Harcourt Valley Landcare and Grow Great Fruit we held an information workshop on 10th October at the farm on Queensland Fruit Fly.
We heard from;
Colin Bain – owner and inventor of Biotraps Australia
Elizabeth Mace – Deputy Chair of Fruit Growers Victoria
Terry Willis – Harcourt Valley QFF Action group
You can watch an archive of the event here;
Below are links to further information compiled by Heidi Eager;
QUEENSLAND FRUIT FLY (QFF) INFORMATION (LINKS)
QFF in Central Victoria is a recent occurrence and research specific to this region is ongoing. Below are links to some resources that may help you understand and manage them. It is not a complete list but it will help you get started.
Harcourt Valley Fruit Fly Action Group
Mount Alexander Fruit Fly
Bendigo region fruit fly
IDENTIFYING QFF AND BIOLOGY OVERVIEW
STRATEGIES (GOVERNMENT, COUNCIL AND GROUPS)
National (Plant Health Australia/National Fruit Fly Council)
-identification and information
-host fruits and vegetables
-control on orchards and farms
-actions on QFF in Victoria
Agriculture Vic Strategy
Goulburn Murray Valley
COMMERCIAL/ORCHARD AND FARMS
An excellent review of current methods including monitoring, baits, physical protections, hygiene, etc. Also, identification and biology information.
WINE AND TABLE GRAPES
ORGANIC AND PERMACULTURE
Information in many languages
SCIENCE AND INNOVATION
Hort Innovation’s research and publications.
The ecology of Bactrocera tryoni (Diptera: Tephritidae): what do we know to assist pest management?
Thesis: Dispersal and mating behaviour of Queensland fruit fly, Bactrocera tryoni(Froggatt) (Diptera: Tephritidae): Implications for population establishment and control.
Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt) (Diptera: Tephritidae) overwintering: an overview