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Western Australia’s horticulture industry is one of the State’s growing success stories, from mangoes at Kununurra to cherries at Mt Barker. The prospects are bright, especially in export markets where ‘clean and green’ produce from Western Australia is truly valued.
One blight on this ‘clean and green’ image has been Mediterranean fruit fly or Medfly, the ‘world’s worst fruit pest’. First introduced over 100 years ago, the battle against this devastating pest has involved Government, growers and the general public.
This book is designed to provide an accurate but readable account of the fight against fruit fly, incorporating all the weapons used in this battle from early chemical and biological control to the futuristic sterile insect technique.
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Insect pests, Baits, Trapping, Sterile insect release, Spraying, Insect control, Western Australia
Botany | Entomology | Fruit Science
Sproule, A, Broughton, S, De Lima, F, Hardie, D, Monzu, N, and Woods, B. (2001), The fight against fruit flies in Western Australia. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Bulletin 4504.
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