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Daily Update on Oriental Fruit Fly Program in Miami-Dade County

September 28, 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.

There were 0 finds for Saturday, 9/26 and Sunday, 9/27.

Fly Count:   

9/26/15 Finds: 0                  

9/27/15 Finds: 0

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:

•              The Program set up an outreach tent in the Redland area.  Those that stopped by could learn more about the Oriental fruit fly eradication program, ask questions, and enter into a compliance agreement.

•              A new interactive map is available on the Industry page of the FDACS DPI OFF website as a tool to assist those requiring information about the regulatory status and associated requirements for specific locations. 

•              The Program has developed guides to assist Grower and Harvesters as well as Packing houses and Processors in meeting the requirements of the compliance agreements for the Redland Oriental Fruit Fly Eradication Program. Guides to be posted on the website soon.

•              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:

•              Spanish Resources on Oriental Fruit Fly:

•              Current Quarantine Map

•              Compliance Agreement:  http://forms.freshfromflorida.com/08468.pdf

•              The Oriental Fruit Fly Program continues to work closely on special operations with the Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement to intercept commodities moving illegally out of the quarantine area.

 

 

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