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Queensland Fruit Fly Masterclass

A masterclass presentation by Andrew Jessup

Is your fruit being damaged by Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF)? Are you completely confused about traps, sprays and nets? Are you sick of losing your crops to this destructive pest, or afraid of the threat of fruit fly in your area?

In this 1.5 hour online Masterclass, guest expert Andrew Jessup will teach you everything you wanted to know (and a few things you’d probably rather not know) about QFF.

By the end of the class you’ll be armed with a toolbox of simple and effective strategies to protect your fruit and vegetables.

$14.95 incl. GST


Growing fruit and vegetables at home takes a lot of hard work, dedication and persistence, and losing the crop to fruit flies is disheartening and disappointing.

Andrew will help you understand what makes fruit flies “tick” and how to use that knowledge to beat them in your home garden. Plus, he’ll answer all your tricky fruit fly questions.

You’ll learn:

  • different types of traps, which ones you should be using and why
  • where fruit flies like to live, what they eat and how they survive winter
  • organic techniques for combating fruit flies including effective sprays
  • the correct netting to use
  • ​​​​​​​a range of simple management techniques

Andrew draws on 30+ years of experience with QFF in the field and the lab. He’s worked with professional orchardists, small-scale growers, Horticulture Australia and government to improve fruit fly management, trapping techniques, training for growers, sterile fruit fly projects and life cycle management. Andrew has spoken at dozens of conferences and authored or co-authored 60 scientific papers on fruit flies.


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