Fruit fly is the world’s most economically significant horticultural pest. Together, the Queensland fruit fly and Mediterranean fruit fly jointly threaten a substantial portion of Australia’s $13 billion horticulture sector. These two species can affect a wide range of crops and a problem in one crop or location can soon spread.
Effective management of this threat requires a cooperative approach between industries, governments, research funders and communities. A national framework for how these groups can work together to advance fruit fly management in Australia is outlined in the 2020-25 National Fruit Fly Strategy.
The National Fruit Fly Council brings together governments, growers and research funders to oversee implementation of the strategy and to drive delivery of a cost-effective and sustainable approach to managing fruit flies across Australia.Learn more about the National Fruit Fly Council Learn more about the National Fruit Fly Strategy