November 8, 2023

Grower Resource for Comprehensive Exotic Fruit Fly Crisis Developments

California is experiencing an unusually high population of exotic fruit flies this season. Due to these unique circumstances, Western Growers has created a centralized web page to provide growers with updates on this continuously evolving situation for all exotic fruit flies with active quarantines in California.

This web page was developed in collaboration with CDFA, and it describes ongoing CDFA efforts to control these unwanted pests. Additionally, resources for growers who may encounter exotic fruit flies, descriptions of the currently monitored exotic fruit flies, and links to active quarantine maps can be found on this page.

Visit the Western Growers Exotic Fruit Fly web page here.

Additionally, updates can be followed vial social media on the Science LinkedIn pave and via Twitter/X.

Questions about a fruit fly quarantine/eradication, or possible infestation of fruits and vegetables with fruit fly larvae, call the CDFA Exotic Pest Hotline at 1 (800) 491-1899.

Please consult the CDFA website for official updates on the Exotic Fruit Fly situation in California here.


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