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Ag department decision on apple-maggot quarantine delayed

Ag department decision on apple-maggot quarantine delayed

The imposition of a recommended quarantine of the Methow Valley to control the apple maggot has been postponed for a few weeks because pest-control experts with the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) aren’t …
Forbidden fruit: apple maggot quarantine likely in valley

Forbidden fruit: apple maggot quarantine likely in valley

Orchardists, waste haulers and Okanogan County Public Works staff are scrambling to prepare for a quarantine that could be imposed on the Methow Valley in early September to control the apple maggot. The quarantine would require apple growers to be certified that their crop is free of the destructive …
Apple maggot discoveries lead to recommended quarantine

Apple maggot discoveries lead to recommended quarantine

A working group with the state Department of Agriculture has recommended an apple-maggot quarantine for the Methow Valley after the discovery of dozens of adult flies and larvae — indicating a reproducing and established population of the devastating pest. While adult apple-maggot flies have been found in the Methow for …
County urges combat of apple maggot threat

County urges combat of apple maggot threat

In an effort to head off any possibility of an apple maggot infestation, Okanogan County’s pest control agent is urging anyone with apple trees on their property to spray them for apple maggots. Last year 32 apple maggot flies were caught in insect traps that are placed every summer in apple trees around the county to...