Harvest hard amid fly fight
WITH harvest in full swing, growers in fruit-fly control areas are doing it tough.
However, there have been no further detections of fruit fly larvae since the find in a grapefruit from a South Hobart grocery store last week.
Fruit Growers Tasmania president Nic Hansen said all growers in the control areas were doing it tough, especially at harvest time.
“Meeting control measures is tough work, but growers are a resilient lot,” Mr Hansen said. “Everything is working as normal, but it’s just hard work.”
Mr Hansen said FGT was expecting about 350 delegates to attend its annual conference from May 24-26 at the Don Centre in Devonport.
“The first day on the Thursday will be a massive biosecurity day and will cover what’s happened and the next steps.”
More than 1000 fruit fly traps are currently being monitored throughout Tasmania.
No adult flies have been detected outside control zones in Spreyton in the North-West, in George Town in the North and on Flinders Island.