Ag Vic asks south-west residents to monitor their gardens for fruit flies
Locals in the South West have been encouraged to keep an eye out in their gardens for damaged fruit and vegetables, as Agriculture Victoria works to keep Mediterranean Fruit Flies out of Victoria.
With recent outbreaks declared in South Australia, South-West Victoria is at greater risk of fruit flies spreading across the border.
Some fruit fly species can cause significant damage to a wide variety of fruit and vegetables crops, and have the potential to impact produce getting to market.
Anyone growing their own fruit or vegetables in south west Victoria can assist Agriculture Victoria’s efforts to monitor for the occurrence of fruit fly species in the region.