Thursday 12 July 2012
Fruit fly problems
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Orange County Agricultural Commissioner’s office have eradicated an Oriental fruit fly infestation centered in the Anaheim area of Orange County, ending a 75-square-mile quarantine that began late last year after a dozen Oriental fruit flies were caught in local traps monitored by agricultural officials.
“Quarantines are designed to keep pests like the Oriental fruit fly from spreading and causing damage over a larger area of our state,” said CDFA Secretary Karen Ross.
“Thanks to the cooperation of growers and residents of this area who complied with the quarantine restrictions, we have been able to eradicate this infestation.”
Source: Argentine Beef Packers S.A.
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