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On the lookout for fruit fly
29 November 2018

There were a couple of fruit fly finds at the border during October. One interception was of Oriental Fruit Fly eggs on a consignment on papaya being imported, and another was of Fijian Fruit Fly larvae found on a guava placed in an airport amnesty bin.

There have not been any interceptions of the Queensland Fruit Fly this high-risk season. 

You can
read more in the latest monthly KVH risk update, which includes data reported by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and information about what’s happening in other countries to manage the threat posed by fruit flies.

Remember: the high-risk period for fruit flies runs through to June. Be vigilant, keep watch, and if you hear of someone that has accidently bought fruit or vegetables into New Zealand make sure it is reported to MPI and then appropriately destroyed (bagged and put in the rubbish is the best way, not composted).

Kiwifruit Vine Health

25 Miro St
Mount Maunganui
Tauranga 3116

Tel:  0800 665 825
Fax: 07 574 7591