Medfly find triggers closure of mango grove miles away - The Packer

Medfly find triggers closure of mango grove miles away

07/01/2010 02:00:00 AM

The discovery of a Mediterranean fruit fly several miles from a Delray Beach mango grove has forced the state to shut down the business.

Meanwhile, state and federal crews are stripping fruit from residential trees found within 675 feet of traps where flies were caught.

The owner of the Delray operation says it's the height of the mango season, and her premium varieties could fetch thousands of dollars.

To read the complete article, visit the Palm Beach Post.



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