Fix for fruit y infestation
Steps have been taken to reduce the prevalence of Queensland fruit fly in South Australia, with the release of hundreds of thousands of sterile fruit flies via an aerial drop over Adelaide. Another 2 million males were set to be released in April, with the goal of limiting reproduction of the species, which will benefit the home gardener as well as commercial agriculture. Queensland fruit fly is a major pest of a wide range of fruits and fruiting vegetables. Reducing the fruit fly population will result in more crops and fewer applications of sprays. This technology is still in the trial phase, but watch this space!