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UPdate on Oriental Fruit Fly in Miami-Dade County

September 25, 2015

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is continuing efforts to eradicate the Oriental Fruit Fly in Miami-Dade County.

We are aiming to provide this update in a more timely manner. This email reflects Thursday, September 24 activities and Oriental fruit fly finds. Moving forward, these emails each evening will report the day’s findings rather than the prior day’s findings.

Fly Count:

9/24/15 Finds: 1

Total count to date: 160

Date of first find: Aug. 26, 2015

Date of Last Find: September 24, 2015

Estimated end date of quarantine: 01/30/2016 (*provided there are no additional finds)

Did Quarantine Area Change:  No

Announcements:

 Malathion 8 Aquamil is now approved as one option for ground spray in pre-harvest treatment in the quarantine zone, in accordance with your compliance agreement. Organic growers may continue to use GF-120, which is approved for organic use, and organic grower status will not be compromised.

Other Resources:

  • Sign Up for the Daily Update HERE
  • Spanish Language Resources on Oriental Fruit Fly HERE
  • Current Quarantine Map HERE
  • Compliance Agreement HERE

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