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Completed project

Continuation of pilot systems to validate Pest Free Place of Production for Queensland fruit fly in the Yarra Valley (MT15028)

Key research provider: The Department of Economic Development Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR)
Publication date: Thursday, January 10, 2019

What was it all about?

This investment followed on from previous work to develop systems to validate ‘Pest Free Place of Production’ (PFPP) for Queensland fruit fly in the Yarra Valley. PFPP status helps support market access for local growers by enabling trade of host fruits to several domestic markets without the need for costly treatment and certification.

The project's work was supported by a number of industries before transitioning to an industry-funded (non-levy) and industry-governed project coordinated by the Yarra Valley PFPP Management Committee. Learn more about the new set-up here. 


This project was a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Raspberry and Blackberry and Strawberry Funds