Hort Innovation has revealed the first results of the SITPlus Pilot which involved releasing sterile fruit flies each week from a plane in Hillston, New South Wales and Cobram, Victoria.

In Cobram, the sterile fruit fly releases contributed to an 83 per cent reduction in Queensland fruit fly activity, while in Hillston, initial analysis indicates that wild Queensland fruit fly were detected in very low numbers in town and almost undetected on nearby farms.

Click here to read more about the Post Factory Pilot of SITPlus Fly production project.

Post Factory Pilot of SITPlus Fly production (FF17001) is a collaborative, co-invested research project through the Hort Innovation Hort Frontiers Fruit Fly Fund.