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Department of Agriculture community liaison officer Ernie Steiner will discuss ways to control Mediterranean fruit fly.
Department of Agriculture community liaison officer Ernie Steiner will discuss ways to control Mediterranean fruit fly.

The Department of Agriculture’s Ernie Steiner is the community liaison officer for fruit fly and will offer a variety of ways to control Medfly.

These methods include traps, exclusion strategies and spraying.

Mr Steiner will also discuss the fruit fly sterile insect program.

Lisa Porter of the Roleystone Organic Growers said stone fruit trees could be particularly difficult to grow free of fruit fly in Perth where Medfly populations were high, and said backyard fruit could be a significant source of Medfly to commercial orchards where they occurred close together.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 11, at 7.30pm in the Roleystone Family Centre, 19 Wygonda Rd, Roleystone. Entry $3, members free.

Call Lisa on 9399 2312.