Fruit fly funds announced

By Country News

The Victorian Government continues to back the fight against Queensland fruit fly in the Sunraysia region through the second round of funding under the Managing Fruit Fly — Regional Action Plan Grants Program.

Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford announced $348490 for the Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area Industry Development Committee for fruit fly management activities.

The grant will help the committee continue operations to the end of its term in December and roll out initiatives that align with the Managing Fruit Fly in Victoria Action Plan and Regional Action Plan in the Greater Sunraysia area.

The government is encouraging all citrus, stone fruit and table grape growers to continue supporting the committee’s planned fruit fly management activities.

The second round of the Regional Action Plan Grants is a part of the government’s larger $6.7million Managing Fruit Fly — Regional Grants Program.

The full details of all the Managing Fruit Fly grants allocated across Victoria will be released in the coming weeks.