This research project focused on developing a systems approach to meet market access requirements in tomato and capsicum production in the Bowen region. The research undertaken quantitatively evaluated the effectiveness of pre-harvest production systems and postharvest inspection in reducing the risk of fruit fly infestation in tomatoes and capsicums produced for interstate markets and the New Zealand export market. In addition, a region-wide trapping program and a preliminary wild fruit survey were conducted to determine fruit fly patterns and host range in relation to cropping seasons.