Pilot program reduces fruit fly population in Cobram

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The SITplus initiative has been a particular success in Cobram, Victoria. The pilot program lead by Applied BioSciences team at Macquarie University involved the weekly release of over two million sterile fruit flies over the township of Cobram and, in partnership with the area-wide management program of the Goulburn Murray Valley Regional Fruit Fly Group, resulted in an 83 per cent reduction of fruit fly activity within the town.

Period9 May 2022

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