Griffith’s world-first fruit fly trap has been recognised by the Australian Financial Review in its Higher Education Awards.
The award aims to recognise Higher Education institutions working with industry in a way that goes beyond standard commercial relationships and is genuinely reciprocal, mutually beneficial, and highly valued by both partners.
The 2nd annual AFR Higher Education Awards, held on November 16 and presented by UniSuper, highlight the tremendous contribution that the sector makes to Australian prosperity and quality of life.
The awards were judged by an independent panel of eminent higher education veterans.
The trap attracts and catches female fruit flies before they lay eggs in fruit and offers the potential for a brighter future for Australia’s $4.8 billion horticulture industry.
Professor Drew, of Griffith’s International Centre for the Management of Pest Fruit Flies (ICMPFF), has dedicated his career to fruit fly research and developed the trap over 30 years of investigation.