Fruit fly con­trol plan

Southern Riverina news - - RURAL OUTLOOK -

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.

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