San Diego Pest Control - Fruit Fly Quarantines Costing Farmers

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San Diego Pest Control - Fruit Fly Quarantines Costing Farmers

 

FALLBROOK, Calif., Jan. 3 (UPI) 

Farmers in California's San Diego County say they are suffering from a succession of fruit fly quarantines, leaving their crops overripe and unsaleable.

California's State Department of Food and Agriculture directs the quarantines. It takes upward of eight weeks to complete Mediterranean fruit fly treatment, during which time farmers are unable to harvest and have to stand by while their crops becomes overly ripe and useless for sale, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Sunday.

There have been six quarantines in San Diego County in the past year.

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