Keep Port Phillip and Western Port Queensland Fruit Fly free
13 January 2018
Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) is a major pest. It attacks a wide range of fruit and vegetables and can have a devastating impact on local and international horticultural industries.
The Port Phillip and Western Port region is currently QFF free, but QFF has been reported as close as Bendigo, so it’s important that we are vigilant if we’re gong to keep it out of this region, particularly sensitive areas like the Yarra Valley.
Now is the time for backyard fruit growers and small farms to check their fruit for signs of Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) damage.
Infestations often starts when people bring fruit home from other parts of state/country and when backyard fruit growers don’t pick their trees.
We’ve collated some useful resources so our Landcare and community groups can access the information easily.