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May 2022

This edition includes a seasonal update, new research looking at the effects of packaging on fumigation, your citrus advisory group representatives, and much more...

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February 2022

In this edition, we look at the Qfly population growth this summer, factoring fruit fly into your integrated pest management, new research into biopesticides and much more..


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December 2021

This edition looks at the La Niña weather outlook and what it means for the fruit fly season; a new manager for the National Fruit Fly Council; and urges growers to get control over fruit fly in non-commercial fruit trees.


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September 2021

This edition looks at using natural enemies to control fruit fly, a new fruit fly plan for the region and discuses concerns of another bad fruit fly year on the cards


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May 2021

This edition we explore what makes a bad Qfly years, and  what is happening to support growers with fruit fly management 

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March 2021

In this edition, we look at managing abandoned properties, having your say on SIT policy, using natural predators and  much more..


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December 2020

This edition looks at Qfly numbers building up in the region, regional fruit fly priorities, the latest from the National Fruit Fly Council and more... 


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October 2020

This edition looks at new Qfly season underway, effects of La Nina on Qfly, new bait spraying fact sheets, and more


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Storm Clouds

July 2020

This edition we look at a funding boost for local fruit fly programs, outsmarting fruit fly in Sunraysia, outbreaks in South Australia and more... 

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March 2020

In this edition, we look at low Qfly numbers, working together to protect crops, your autumn checklist, building a strong national fruit fly system and more... 


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December 2019

This edition looks at Qfly numbers building, keeping an eye on numbers in hot weather and more 

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October 2019

This edition looks at regional trends, activity in spring, Sterile fruit flies and more


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April 2019 

This edition we look at bait spraying field days, weather impacts on Qfly, Qfly overall outlook and seasonal outlook.


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February 2019 

In this edition, we look at low regional trends, property fly catch data, scientific observations and more... 


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