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