Each year when springs rolls in, we dream of the abundance we will have in the garden — beautiful red tomatoes, tasty capsicums and fruit trees laden with produce (including citrus) — and each year the fruit fly returns, causing significant losses — the loss of quality food for the home gardener, and a significant loss of income to local farmers and market gardeners.
Over the last 10 or so years, the fruit pest known as the Queensland Fruit Fly has spread further south in eastern Australia than it was previously thought possible. At the very same time, the number of approved pesticides used to control fruit fly for backyarders and commercial growers has decreased significantly.
SAGE recognises that a coordinated community effort is required, both urban and rural, to control this threat to our food supply. As such, we now hold regular information sessions about how you can do your part to fight the fruit fly menace!
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In the meantime, download the SAGE Fruit Fly Information Sheet below and start NOW.
Download the SAGE Fruit Fly Information Sheet