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Improving the attractiveness of cuelure for better detection and eradication of invasive fruit flies

Biosecurity outcome

  • The development of more effective attractant(s) for various species of fruit flies that respond to cuelure (mainly QFF and melon fly), based on synthesis and testing of new analogues of cuelure to improve surveillance and eradication of these species.

Science outcome

  • In a first of its type study for FF, the structure (compound)-activity (FF) relationship is better understood based on a study of a wide range of synthesised compounds

Key end users/stakeholders

Implementation:  New active ingredients will be reported directly to the GIA Fruit Fly Council.  Appropriate changes to the NZ FF surveillance programme will be managed by them.  Any IP will be managed through PFR.