Queensland Fruit Fly

Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) attacks fruit and fruiting vegetables. The Queensland fruit fly is a serious pest and infestations can be devastating to agriculture, rendering total crop losses. 

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It’s everyone’s responsibility to help reduce the population of the Queensland fruit fly in Benalla Rural City.

Some tips for home gardeners include:

  • Never travel with fruit or vegetables
  • Don’t let fruit rot on the tree or ground

More information is available on the Prevent Fruit Fly website.

Advice for Producers

Farms with fruit and fruiting vegetables are particularly vulnerable to significant losses as a result of Queensland fruit fly.

For information about best-practice fruit fly management, visit the Prevent Fruit Fly website.

The State Government’s Agriculture website also has information for managing Queensland fruit fly for residents.