No new fruit flies found

05 March 2020

We’re still in the high-risk season for fruit flies, with close monitoring and high-risk site trapping continuing. The good news is that new data from Biosecurity New Zealand shows no exotic fruit flies were found in January – read more in the latest of the monthly KVH risk updates here.

KVH has developed a helpful guide for growers detailing the likely sequence of events if a fruit fly response was to occur in a kiwifruit growing region, to allow for business continuity planning at orchard level. The guide has been added to the fruit fly section of the KVH website and can be downloaded here. Please contact us if you would like a copy printed and sent to you.

Remember: the high-risk period for fruit flies runs through the summer months. Be vigilant, keep watch, and report anything unusual to either KVH in 0800 665 825 or Biosecurity New Zealand on 0800 80 99 66.