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Queensland Fruit Fly Found in California
« on: October 29, 2023, 02:02:11 PM »
Fruit growers definitely don't need another pest here in the US, but we may have one. Queensland Fruit Fly has recently been found in Southern California, with a quarantine established in parts of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties to try and eliminate it before it can get established. Here's an article about it from Growing Produce: https://www.growingproduce.com/crop-protection/insect-control/another-exotic-pest-find-in-california-say-gday-to-the-queensland-fruit-fly/

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Re: Queensland Fruit Fly Found in California
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2023, 02:32:32 PM »
Yikes!

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Re: Queensland Fruit Fly Found in California
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2023, 08:19:28 AM »
Papaya fruit fly is worse but this is bad news. Guavas may become bags of live rice and sapodillas will be badly effected. They don't attack most tropical fruit species.

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Re: Queensland Fruit Fly Found in California
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2023, 11:59:56 AM »
Papaya fruit fly is worse but this is bad news. Guavas may become bags of live rice and sapodillas will be badly effected. They don't attack most tropical fruit species.

The article seems to say that they target a wide variety of things:

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The Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni), native to Australia, is a serious pest to the state’s agriculture and natural resources, and is known to target more than 175 different fruits, vegetables, and plant commodities. Important California crops at risk include numerous fruits (including grape, strawberry, fig, citrus, avocado, apricot, peach, cherry, nectarine, plum, pear, and apple), and vegetables (including tomato and sweet pepper).

 

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