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, data collection that will help us track the spread and success of our strategy in Banyule, videos, dates of seminars, and a shop with items that you will need at wholesale prices. All our seminars and workshops are free.
Help us collect data
Use the links below to register information about where your traps are placed, when you trap Queensland Fruit Fly and what fruit you have to destroy as a result of infestation.
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 Macleod Organic Community Garden.
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
Queensland Fruit Fly blog posts
It is now late April and Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) is abundant, infesting raspberries, guavas and feijoas in particular. Watch out for infestations also in persimmons and tamarillos as they ripen, and later in citrus. There are three actions to take: Remove any fruit...
Please send us about 200 words on what worked and didn't work for you. Thanks Greta and Marie-Claire for your contributions! From Greta in Heidelberg Heights: This summer QFF infected our nectarines and to a lesser extent our Chinese quince. Nothing else was affected....
Mesh bags with a fine weave are an excellent tool to combat Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF). The bags, which have a drawstring, can be slipped easily over bunches of fruit and secured around the branch. It's a good idea to place a circle of wire or a stick within the bag...