VBT NEWS 12 – DECEMBER 2022
The latest edition of the VBT News is now available online.
Queensland Fruit Fly linked to European Blackberry
The VBT funded project investigating the link between Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) and European blackberry has found evidence that QFF uses European blackberry as a host.
The VBT will adopt all recommendations from the final report which includes extending the sampling into the 2024 season to strengthen the dataset. The sampling will be more extensive and cover much of northern and north eastern Victoria with emphasis north of the divide. Ballarat and Geelong will be included .
The VBT Chair Lyn said, ‘this is yet another reason to control blackberry, especially around horticultural areas, it is especially important that landholders do their bit and reduce the spread of QFF as well’.
The next round of sampling will begin this coming summer to coincide with the blackberries fruiting season.
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image: SAMPLE SITE- FRUIT FLY TRAP, SHEPPARTON