Sunday, June 03, 2007

Growers grapple with moth

As reported by the "Monterey County Herald" on Wednesday, May 30th, - "Judging by the name alone, the light brown apple moth doesn't sound like a particularly threatening pest.
As a color, the light brown evokes an earthy blandness;moths aren't particularly intimidating insects, as insects go......
According to California Department of Food and Agriculture, the moth is of particular concern to the state's $31.8 billion agricultural industry because of its wide-ranging tastes. More than 200 plants are known to be hosts for the moth, which is capable of damaging plants from stone fruits and citrus to grapes and flowers."
Here we go again! Everyone wants to eat our grapes!

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