Queensland Fruit Fly Community Workshop

Queensland fruit fly workshop

Nillumbik and Banyule Councils invite you to this community workshop to learn more about this horticultural pest and help develop a community approach to prevention, control, surveillance and eradication.

The workshop will be facilitated by Andrew Jessup, a consultant in fruit fly management and a fruit fly educator, who assists horticultural growers, exporters, regions and communities in pre- and post-harvest pest management and market access.

A serious threat to commercial fruit growers, hobby farmers, and home gardeners, the Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) lays her eggs in many common fruits, fruiting vegetables and some native fruits. Inside the fruit, the growing larvae cause the flesh to rot, making it unsaleable and undesirable to eat. QFF populations can increase very quickly.

Working together, Nillumbik and Banyule residents can prevent the fruit fly. This workshop will provide practical ways to reduce the risk of the QFF finding a suitable home in our area.

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When

  • Monday, 17 February 2020 | 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Location

Nillumbik Shire Council, Council Chambers, 34 Civic Drive, Greensborough 3088  View Map

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