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Oriental Fruit Fly Detection Triggers Quarantine in California
|Date posted: August 06, 2001|
118 Riverside Press-Entreprise
A 52-square-mile quarantine zone is expected to be quarantined this week as state, county and
federal officials try to eradicate oriental fruit flies threatening tomato,
pepper, grade and cucumber crops. The California Department of Food and
Agriculture will impose the quarantine in cooperation with USDA, a
spokesman for the state agency said. Quarantine boundaries will expand if
the infestation broadens. The proposed quarantine follows the trapping of
nine oriental fruit flies between July 27 and Aug. 1.