QFF Updates- Yarra Valley region: 18th March update

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MARCH 18th 2021 UPDATE

Bronwyn Koll, Queensland Fruit Fly Regional Coordinator (Yarra Valley) has provided a list of updates in and around the YV:

NEW – Chum Creek, isolated and contained at this stage

NEW – Silvan (RapidAIM detection, residential yard) – possibly linked to Silvan/Mt Evelyn issue, baiting started

NEW – Silvan (discovery of an old QFF in an unchecked trap)- possibly linked to Silvan/Mt Evelyn issue, baiting started

NEW – Silvan, roadside trap (possibly linked to Silvan 2020 detection, same area) Door knocking started. No flies in nearby traps.

NEW – Hoddles Creek (TBC)

Updates

  • Gruyere (baiting started, no further detections). Gruyere other: suspect activity in another RapidAIM trap, landholder buying own traps)
  • Warrandyte (count now above 30 flies, crop removed and bait applications now having effect on trap counts
  • Coldstream (no further detections at either site)
  • Healesville (suspect insect was not QFF)
  • Silvan (flies in trap not yet confirmed, larvae in peach confirmed as QFF using LAMP)
  • Strathewen (suspect, three properties, treating if it is QFF, Nillumbik Shire/PPWCMA providing clean up assistance)
  • Silvan (suspect, fly in trap not yet confirmed)
  • Seville (no further detections)
  • Hoddles Creek – no further detections in this area, but new HC detection (suspect) 17th March
  • Mt. Evelyn - total of 2 flies so far, 2 further Mt.Ev detections of larvae (confirmed), suspect flies in Silvan, 86 houses door knocked, PPWCMA assistance declined by landholder (deemed under control).
  • Kinglake – no further detections
  • Badger Creek – no further detections

PROTEIN BAIT WEEKLY, REPEAT AFTER RAIN, CONTINUE 3 WEEKS POST HARVEST (min)

INSTALL EXTRA TRAPS (for those who do not have a sufficient surveillance grid)

REMOVE FRUIT BEFORE IT FALLS

DESTROY FALLEN FRUIT & WASTE FRUIT- ASAP