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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:35 pm 
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Hi all,

All of my aquaponic and dirt grown tomatoes are getting blown by fruit flies. This is really driving me nuts!!!

Any advice on how I can get rid of the little buggers?

Thanks ! :thumb:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:26 pm 
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Location: here and there, near Townsville, dry tropics
Location: that should do
traps?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:24 am 
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I've never had a problem with fruit fy in tomatoes, if they arelarge tomatoes you cold try exclusion bagging with paper bags but ultimately it is your responsibility to kill as many of the little buggers as you can to stop them breeding up and affecting your subsiquent crops or those of your neighbors.

Like Jamie said I would try traps, there are easy to build home made trap plans and organic reciepes for bait on line.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:37 pm 
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I set up plastic pet bottles with a few small holes drilled near the neck
Put apple cider vinegar, yeast and molasses and some water in them.
They get attracted and drown
I have also sprayed molasses and lorsban and sprayed it on a wattle tree to attract and kill them (lorsban is nasty stuff so be careful).
I keep the fruit cleaned up and plant dogs bane(Coleus cannis), marigolds and basil everywhere under fruit trees.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:28 pm 
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Sounds like a pretty comprehensive approach Snags :thunbs:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:30 pm 
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Would golden syrup work instead of molasses?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:51 pm 
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If your struggling to find some Gaz, I found some in our woolworths near the honey the other day. Actually comes in a plastic squeezy like the honey does.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:03 pm 
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Cheers but I accidentally wound up with 2 containers of GS and trapping bugs seems like making the best of the situation.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:16 pm 
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Aah ok, gotcha


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Molasses is cheap at a produce store they feed it to animals about a $1 a litre round here


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We had sticky traps hanging from our madarin tree last year and had no fly blown fruit. This year I didnt bother replacing the traps and they have got into the entire crop.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:48 pm 
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What colour sticky traps did you use?

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Yellow ones Faye


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Qld FF is blue trap and Mediterranean (WA) FF is yellow trap


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