Managing fruit fly is a complex process and requires long-term sustained and planned activity. To assist industry and increase the general understanding of fruit fly management, the National Fruit Fly Council (NFFC) has developed a set of basic primers, tailored for major fruit fly affected industries. The primers provide an overview on fruit fly management techniques and cover key pest species, general life cycle information, monitoring, key sources of infestation, currently available chemical controls, lure and kill techniques as well as briefly covering other tools and future emerging opportunities for fruit fly control.

The primers provide an opportunity to refresh an understanding of recent changes to the suite of chemical control options available as well as brushing up on long standing approaches to fruit fly management.

The industries covered include: