Practical solutions to combat fruit fly

Shepparton hosted this year’s Australian Biology of Tephritid Fruit Flies Conference, which brought together researches, scholars, and industry leaders to discuss all things fruit fly.

The two-day conference was hosted by Goulburn Murray Valley Fruit Fly Project, and attracted approximately 150 delegates from across Australia. Key points over the two days included biosecurity and market access, fruit fly ecology and microbial interactions, molecular biology and genetics along with chemical ecology.

Goulburn Murray Valley Fruit Fly project coordinator, Ross Abberfield described the conference as an invaluable opportunity to bring the sharpest minds in the field together: “This is a national event and brings together researchers from each end of the professional spectrum. It enables them to look, listen, learn and connect with their peers and recognise fruit fly research scholars.”

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