Legislative Council: Tuesday, February 06, 2024


Fruit Fly

In reply to the Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) ().16 November 2023).

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries): I am advised:

1. Since 6 November, 40 million pupae have been reared out weekly, resulting in 34 million SIT flies released each week.

2. 40 million pupae are produced weekly.

3. SIT flies are released weekly in target areas for six weeks.

4. SIT works best in areas with low fly density. As a result of analysis of detection data, independent technical experts recommended releasing SIT flies in an east to west direction across the Riverland.