Carnarvon Medfly eradication project update

Page last updated: Monday, 18 March 2019 - 2:38pm

Since August 2014, the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) has worked with local growers on 'Piloting new techniques to control and eradicate Medfly from Carnarvon'. The results so far on the Medly population are promising.

The project is trailling the efect of combining sterile insect release, baiting and Medfly hygiene practices to reduce wild Medfly numbers.

The results from this project have shown that this combination of strategies has significantly reduced wild Medfly numbers.

DPIRD will continue to work with growers on improving hygiene practices to further reduce fruit fly numbers. 

Decline of Medfly population in Carnarvon since 2015 to date


  • Average Wild C.capitata FTD Counts In the Carnarvon District Ranging 13th May 2015 to Feb 18th 2019
  • Số lượng ruồi giấm Địa Trung Hải trung bình tính theo từng bẫy và ngày ở Carnarvon Từ 13 tháng 5 năm 2015 đến 18 tháng 2 năm 2019


Contact information

Rosalie McCauley
+61 (0)8 9368 3787