Have the light brown apple moths left the building?

by TrevR on October 24, 2007

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Back in May we told you about a certain pest–the light brown apple moth to be exact–that had been found in the valley and was causing quite a bit of concern due to it’s potential impact on local agriculture.

Today, the Napa Register is reporting that the United States Department of Agriculture has decided to lift the quarentine on the two areas in the valley where the moths were previously found. This means that grapegrowers and others in the impacted areas are once again free to sell and ship plants and produce.

Here’s an excerpt from The Register:

Assistant Agricultural Commissioner Greg Clark said that while the quarantine was in place, agricultural inspectors investigated a total of about 45 vineyards in the two quarantined areas before harvest to make sure no light brown apple moths were present.

The traps will remain in place to make sure there is no further introduction of the insects, Clark said.

Read the full story here.

[techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, napa valley grape harvest]

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