Sunday, November 11, 2007

Mexican Fruit Fly Infestation Detected in Escondido

The California Department of Food and Agriculture and the USDA are in the midst of determining the boundaries of a Mexican Fruit Fly infestation detected in Escondido earlier this week. Once the boundaries of the infestation have been established, a quarantine will be imposed in that area, effectively stopping all movement of vegetables, fruit, and plants from the area. For effected growers this could mean the loss of quite a bit of income. Read the entire press release here.

(Hat tip to reader Leanne for alerting me to this news.)


Leanne Shawler said...

You're welcome :)

Diane said...

I've missed your frequent posts. Looking forward to hearing about your Thanksgiving heritage turkey.

I just read in our Wegmans ad that they have pasture fed, etc., turkeys for 2.99 per lb. That's the same price I paid for mine, but mine was also local. :-)