Biosecurity threats in the region
Brown marmorated stink bug was detected in Clayton and Dandenong South in December and January. This exotic pest feeds on more than 300 types of fruit and vegetable crops causing significant damage.
Queensland Fruit Fly was also detected in Silvan in January. With more warm weather ahead of us, it is important that everyone, from commercial grower to backyard gardener, checks their fruit for this devasting pest.