​Queensland Fruit Fly research

Traprock Group orchards continue to participate in field trials of two new fruit fly control methods.

Researchers from Queensland University of Technology (new fly lure) and New South Wales DPI (sterile insect technique) commenced trialling these methods, and began collecting data from the start of the 2013/2014 season.

The orchards in the Traprock Group are isolated from other commercial orchards providing a reasonably secure site to perform this research and develop an Area Management Plan for the control of Qld Fruit Fly.