As spring emerges and temperatures rise, Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) will become more active so home gardeners need to take measures to protect their produce from infestation. The successful management of QFF depends on active participation from backyard fruit growers along with commercial growers. Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) Regional Plant Standards Officer Lauren Donaldson says QFF control strategies are most effective when everyone participates.
Each year the Australian table grape industry experiences fruit maturity issues, due to growers and retailers striving to be the first to offer fruit on the domestic market. The ATGA discusses a standardized approach for maturity testing.