Queensland Fruit Fly
Queensland Fruit Fly
Queensland fruit fly reached Victoria as a result of warm winters in 2011 and 2012 and gradually spread southward into the Yarra Valley. It arrived in Banyule 2 seasons ago. Queensland fruit fly if left unchecked will destroy our ability to produce fresh fruit and vegetables.
Sustainable Macleod is doing everything in its power to stop the spread. Please join us, whether you are a Sustainable Macleod member or not, in learning about Queensland fruit fly, taking active measures to combat it, and spreading the word.
This dedicated web page includes information and strategies to combat Queensland Fruit fly, videos, dates of seminars, and a shop with items that you will need at wholesale prices. All our seminars and workshops are free.
Queensland Fruit Fly workshop
Watch our video of the Zoom Workshop with Angelo Eliades on controlling Queensland Fruit Fly, including a Q&A session. Angelo discusses the impact of QFF, methods of control and where you can get more information.
You can visit Angelo’s website at deepgreenpermaculture.com
Buy a Queensland Fruit Fly trap and attractant
We are now selling Queensland Fruit Fly traps at wholesale prices in our online shop for collection at the Sustainable Macleod Community Garden.
Queensland Fruit Fly blog posts
If you were hit by an outbreak of Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) this season, now is not the time to give up. In fact, now is the time to get busy and reduce your risk of an outbreak next season. The key task is to prevent QFF larvae from pupating in the soil. If no QFF...
Would you be interested in a Cera Trap bulk buy where you can purchase only as many traps and as much liquid as you need? Cera Trap is very effective in controlling Queensland Fruit Fly. It is a protein liquid that attracts both males and females. The QFF drown in the...
September is when Queensland Fruit Fly will begin mating and sting your fruit and vegetables. Take action to prevent this. Put out: Wild May in lures to attract the males Ceratraps or other protein lures to attract females and males Then: Place the lures 1.5 to 2m...