MPI finds another Queensland fruit fly in Whangarei

Wed, 02 Apr 2014

April 3 (BusinessDesk) – A second Queensland fruit fly has been trapped at a site in Whangarei just 400 metres from where another single example of the insect was found in January. While the latest discovery is not thought to be related to the January incident, the Ministry for Primary Industries said it was reviewing its processes in light of a recent surge in Queensland fruit fly populations in Australia. Queensland fruit fly is a notifiable organism in New Zealand, with the potential to damage a wide range of fruit and vegetable crops. “...

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