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Expansion of flies as berry crop pollinators

This project will investigate the role of flies in berry crops as well as to determine the impact of different release and retention strategies on survival, distribution, foraging activity and pollination service delivery of Eristalis tenax, the impact of targeted placement of additional floral and non-floral resources and to devise methods to diversify and support future managed pollinator taxa in berry production.

Project date

1 Apr 2023-17 Apr 2026
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Principal investigator

Onyeka Nzie

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Multiple industries
Alternative protein Cross industry Fruits Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Vegetables

Hort Innovation

Hort Innovation is the grower-owned, not-for-profit research and development corporation for Australia's horticulture industry. As one of the nation's 15 Rural …
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seedPurity Pty Ltd;

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