Australia begins mass release of sterilised fruit flies to save crops

Millions of sterile fruit flies are being dropped from the sky over southern Australia to counter one of the country's most damaging horticultural pests.

by Gavin McEwan
Image: Hort Innovation
Image: Hort Innovation

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