The US Animal and Plant Health Inspection Servic

first_img The U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has removed the Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) quarantine area in the Sun Valley area of Los Angeles County, California, effective June 23.The control zone was established on August 30 by APHIS and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), following the detection of three adult Medflies over the prior two weeks. Dozens of additional detections of adults and larvae were made over the following few weeks.   APHIS said that since that time the transient Medfly population has been eliminated. The pest targets more than 250 types of fruits and vegetables.”APHIS removed the quarantine area after three Medfly life-cycles elapsed with negative detections in this area,” it said.To see a description of all the current federal fruit fly quarantine areas in the U.S., click You might also be interested in July 03 , 2018 U.S.: First storm hits California, more heavy rain … center_img Grapes in Charts: California sees low prices after … U.S.: California’s almond acreage on the rise … California Navel season ‘one of worst in history o …last_img read more