Tag: Texas Department of Agriculture

Valley Counties under Quarantine for “Mexican Fruit Fly”

An infestation in several Texas counties has affected some produce owners as different areas throughout the state are under quarantine. Hidalgo Cameron and Willacy counties are under Mexican fruit fly quarantine which could cause an economic loss affecting more than 40 different kinds of fruits. According to the Texas Department of Agriculture each year the pest enter’s the Rio Grande Valley damaging thousands of commercial Citrus crops. “Mexican fruit flies not native to the United States so whenever it’s detected, it’s a concern for us because it affects the fruits on the citrus trees. “ – Joseph Ramirez While...

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