Fruit fly control plan
NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) and the Riverina Biosecurity Committee have joined forces to develop a long term management strategy for Queensland fruit fly across southern NSW.
NSW DPI Director Plant Biosecurity, Satendra Kumar, said a new management approach has been years in the making and follows unprecedented outbreaks of Queensland fruit fly in the Fruit Fly Exclusion Zone.
Under the planned fruit fly management strategy, NSW DPI proposes to investigate fruit fly management funding opportunities.
It will also improve surveillance and continue to work with government agencies to taccle fruit fly.
The plan will also provide extension and advisory support to growers and regulatory support for market access into sensitive markets such as South Australia.