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Completed project

Methyl bromide disinfestation of cherries for Queensland fruit fly (Qfly) (CY16009)

Key research provider: NSW Department of Primary Industries
Publication date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

What was it all about?

In this project, which ran from 2017 to 2020, researchers conducted trials on the use of methyl bromide as a post-harvest disinfestation fumigant for Queensland fruit fly on cherries, with this information now available to the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment for use in market access protocol negotiations.

Its work was part of the Cherry Industry Market Access Program – a high-priority, combined initiative to increase market access for cherries that is providing management practices and evidential support for market-access negotiations.

Related levy funds

This project was a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Cherry Fund