TORRUMBARRY fruit grower Andrew Crossman says the Victorian Government has given up trying to control Queensland fruit fly.
"People thought when they decided not to call it endemic in Victoria late last year they would actually do something about it, but they're not," he said.
An outbreak of fruit fly in his orchards just before Christmas threatened to wipe out his berries, cherries, stonefruit and avocados.
Mr Crossman said fruit fly had never been seen in the area before.
"We contacted the DPI straight away and got no answers from them ... they still haven't even been out here to have a look."
Instead the Crossmans relied on local nursery support to spray their crop and install between 40 and 50 bait trips.