Fruit fly fighters at work in your area

Once again the community is asked to be part of the NSW Department of Primary Industries' (DPI) Queensland fruit fly control program this spring.

Queensland fruit fly is a serious pest to home gardeners and orchardists alike.

From August 29 the NSW DPI will commence a program designed to protect fruit for home gardeners and local horticulture industries.

Both cover spray and bait spray treatments will be conducted in all known areas of incidence from last year.

Teams will be operating in the following towns:

  • Mathoura
  • Deniliquin
  • Corowa
  • Howlong
  • Tocumwal
  • Finley
  • Jerilderie
  • Berrigan
  • Hay
  • Narrandera
  • Leeton
  • West Wyalong and
  • Lake Cargelligo.

Last year's successful campaign and level of community support was welcomed by the NSW DPI. It helped reduce fruit fly levels and retain good quality fruit.

To continue the success of this campaign home owners are asked to maintain their yards and fruit trees. Pruning and picking up fruit will greatly assist in the reduction of fruit fly.

This program is being mounted from Yanco. Any questions or concerns over early warning signs of Queensland fruit fly should be directed to the NSW DPI's Yanco Agricultural Institute, 02 6951 2611.

For further information on the spray program contact the NSW DPI regulatory officer Maryanne Nolan, 02 6951 2651.

Media contact:
Brett Fifield 0427 029 511