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Combating fruit fly in Sunraysia district Victoria by grower lead committee

An industry committee has been formed to renew the fight against fruit fly in the Sunraysia region. The creation of the committee comes after the demise last year of the Murray Valley Citrus Board due to a legal challenge to the grower levy it collected. Victorian Agriculture Minister, Peter Walsh, says a majority of citrus, […]

October 26th, 2014
Topic: Fruit flies, INSECTS REPTILES, PESTS DISEASES BACTERIA VIRUSES, STATES, Victoria Tags: , , , , ,

FRUIT FLIES & THEIR HEIGHT JUDGING MECHANISIM

How Flies Set Their Cruising Altitude Science (Aug. 20, 2010) — Insects in flight must somehow calculate and control their height above the ground, and researchers reporting online on August 19 in Current Biology, have new insight into how fruit flies do it. The answer is simpler than expected. The flies establish an altitude set […]

August 23rd, 2010
Topic: AGRICULTURE, ANIMALS & STOCK, Flies, FRUIT VEG SMALL CROPS, INSECTS REPTILES, PESTS DISEASES BACTERIA VIRUSES Tags: , , , , ,