Conditional non-host systems protocol for fruit fly in mangoes (MG17005)
What’s it all about?
This project is set to determine the host status of hard, mature R2E2 and Calypso mangoes for pest fruit fly species, and also seeks to determine the precise firmness that prevents fruit flies from laying eggs in the fruit. At the same time, the project team is evaluating different methods for assessing and grading fruit firmness. Together, this information may be used to help the Australian Government in negotiating market access protocols in the future, and so help expand Australian mango industry exports.
This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Mango Fund