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After another bad season for fruit flies, time is ripe to make plans | The Land



Horticulturists are holding a summit in May after another shocking year against fruit flies across the country.

The National Fruit Fly Council is hosting the free three day, online symposium from May 4-6.

The council says fruit flies continues to threaten more than half of Australia’s $13 billion horticulture sector and the 60,000 people it employs.

One question sure to be asked is whether the problem has grown too big for all areas to be saved?

“This season’s been an extremely challenging one, with heavy infestations across Australia and outbreaks in some of our pest free areas,” the council’s manager Christina Cook said.

“So now is the time to get these issues on the table and have some important national discussion about better…

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