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Protecting commercial crops from flying-fox damage

Full-exclusion netting is the most effective method for protecting fruit crops from flying-fox damage. The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries has published guidelines and information on netting: To Net or Not to Net.

The NSW Rural Assistance Authority (RAA) administers the Flying-fox Netting Subsidy Program. Commercial orchardists in NSW may be eligible for 50 per cent of the cost of installing full exclusion or throw over netting up to June 2016.

The NSW RAA also offers low interest loans under a Farm Innovation fund for the netting of commercial crops to protect them from flying-fox damage.

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Page last updated: 13 August 2015