Queensland Fruit Fly for Home Gardeners

Basics of QFly management for the Food Gardener

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The Queensland Fruit Fly (QFly) has arrived in Melbourne and could impact your fruit or veggie harvest this season. 

This webinar is for the home gardener and will introduce you to:

  • QFly and its life cycle
  • How it could impact your edible garden
  • How to minimise the risk of it visiting your garden
  • What to do if it does make a home in your crop

This is a free event.  Ticket options are 1) Attend the live event plus receive a link to the recording, or 2) Receive a link to the recording only


  • Richard Rowe: Environmental Educator at Edendale  Farm and SGA
  • Bronwyn Koll:  Queensland Fruit Fly Regional Coordinator - Yarra Valley
  • Stephanie Orive: Land Management Officer - Nillumbik Shire Council
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What you will learn
  • QFly identification
  • Simple actions to keep QFly away from your crop
  • What to do if you have QFly in you crop
What you will get
  • Handout

What to bring
  • Inquiring mind
What to wear

Webinar Casual

Appropriate for

home gardeners, cooks, environmentally concerned

Refund & Cancellation Policy

- Refund and transfer requests. Refunds, transfers or credit will not be processed if you cancel within 72 hours of the class or event commencing. To request a refund or transfer, Edendale Farm requires at least 72 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event. Please email edendale@nillumbik.vic.gov.au to organise.

- Partial refunds. Edendale Farm has the right to issue a partial refund, (i.e., A % of the total order) and to retain any booking and processing fees associated with the order.

- Missed classes. Edendale Farm does not offer refunds, transfers, or makeup sessions for missed classes. If you can't make a class, you can arrange with Edendale Farm to send someone else in your place.

- Cancelled class/event. In the event that a class is cancelled by Edendale Farm, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund, transfer or credit.

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Edendale Farm or organised by Edendale Farm must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Edendale Farm


I agree to give Edendale Farm unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs, videos or recordings taken at Edendale Farm classes and events or on Edendale Farm premises. (For use of Edendale Farm marketing materials).

Photos and videos recordings will not be taken of children without written permission from parents or guardians.


Edendale Farm requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class commencing for a refund, transfer or credit.


In the event that a class is cancelled by Edendale Farm, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund, transfer or credit.

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08 October 2020 • Queensland Fruit Fly for Home Gardeners

The Queensland Fruit Fly webinar was a pleasure to watch having concise information, clear and factual. I wish all the members of Doncaster Garden Club could have seen it. The biggest issue facilitating the spread of Qfly in my area is frail elderly neighbours with unpicked fruit which rots and drops. Bats and possums eat well as will the Qfly in future. Pauline


07 October 2020 • Queensland Fruit Fly for Home Gardeners

This was really interesting and informative. The presenters were engaging and knowledgeable on the subject matter. We have lots of ideas to sure up our fruit fly control strategies for the coming season.


07 October 2020 • Queensland Fruit Fly for Home Gardeners

Presented by experts with great local knowledge, this thoroughly researched session was informative and empowering. We now are much clearer on the threat as well as what to do about it. Great to see Nillumbik's investment in Edendale Farm contributing so vitally to our community. This is no petting zoo, it is an accessible scientific and experimental resource to the community and the economy. - Chris and Patti

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