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Analysis of movement of Qfly, particularly related to the use of Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) in eradication programs (AH01014)

Key research provider: University of Sydney
Publication date: May, 2003

This is a final research report from Hort Innovation’s historical archives. Please note that as these reports may date back as far as the 1990s, the content and recommendations within them may be superseded by more recent research.

What was it all about?

The quarantined fruit growing areas ofthe Riverina region of NSW suffered serious incursions of the Queenslandfruitfly in the seasons 1996-7 to 1998-9 and a region-wide outbreak in the season 1999-2000. This report is an account ofthe results ofan analysis of the data from surveillance traps on how the flies spread throughout the region and on the effectiveness of the control campaign using the sterile insect technique (SIT) that was used on alarge scale for the first time in the region in the 1999-2000 season.


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Funding statement:
This project was funded by Hort Innovation (then Horticulture Australia Limited) with the financial support of the across-industry projects.

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