AH03002 - Area Wide Management of Fruit Fly

This project has demonstrated for the first time in Australia that area wide management of Queensland fruit fly is possible in a major horticultural production area where fruit fly is a year round endemic pest. The study area was Queensland’s major citrus production region in the central Burnett, an area of approximately 70km by 12 km along the Burnett River and surrounding the towns of Gayndah and Mundubbera. The area includes approximately 2000 hectares of citrus across 71 orchards, 370 hectares of table grapes and 50 hectares of mangoes.