Sheep Blow Fly eradication on Kangaroo Island


Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) N/A
Year(s) 2021
Contributor Agriculture Kangaroo Island Incorporated
Trial location(s) Kangaroo Island, SA
Sheep Blow Fly eradication on Kangaroo Island locations

heep Blow Fly (SBF) causes significant economic losses for Australian livestock producers. South Australia Research and Development Institute (SARDI) researchers are developing the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) for Sheep Blow Fly.

Key messages
  • SARDI Entomology is developing a large-scale pilot for the use of Sterile Insect technique for Sheep Blow Flies on Kangaroo Island
  • Funding through the Bushfire Recovery program will allow us to set up a production facility on KI in 2021/22 and develop the technique
  • With additional funding we hope to be able to do large scale releases and eradicate Sheep Blowfly from Kangaroo Island over a 4-5-year period
Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A

This project is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Government of South Australia under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements through the ‘building back better agriculture and landscapes’ project (Bushfire recovery program)

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type No crop specified
Treatment type(s)
  • No treatment
Trial type Article/commentary
Trial design Unknown

Kangaroo Island 2021

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial source data and summary not available
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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Kangaroo Island, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
National soil grid Source: CSIRO/TERN
NOTE: National Soil Grid data is aggregated information for background information on the wider area
Actual soil values can vary significantly in a small area and the trial soil tests are the most relevant data where available

Soil properties



Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.

Kangaroo Island SA


Some data on this site is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology

SILO weather estimates sourced from
Jeffrey, S.J., Carter, J.O., Moodie, K.B. and Beswick, A.R. (2001). Using spatial interpolation to construct a comprehensive archive of Australian climate data , Environmental Modelling and Software, Vol 16/4, pp 309-330. DOI: 10.1016/S1364-8152(01)00008-1.

Trial report and links

2021 trial report

Trial last modified: 15-12-2021 09:42am AEST