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Light Brown Apple Moth: Now in L.A.

dicot
16 years ago

So this is in response to the Salvia forum, where a NC sage grower can't import salvias from certain areas in CA because of the Light Brown Apple Moth infestation and the restrictions by the state and APHIS. It has been around SF for awhile and just shown up in Sherman Oaks. This has to be a concern to anyone who trades or transports plants (I'm unclear if it affects seed exchanges).

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From the state's website:

The Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM), a serious new insect pest, has been detected in the Sherman Oaks area. This moth feeds on more than 250 varieties of plants and is a threat to California's natural environment as well as our agricultural economy. Emergency eradication and quarantine action is needed to protect California from the negative environmental and economic impacts the establishment of this pest would cause.

ERADICATION PLANS AGAINST LBAM ARE ACTIVE IN:

Seaside/Monterey

Vallejo

Sherman Oaks

San Jose

Dublin

Danville

Napa

Oakley

Eradication Plan:

Trapping - Jackson traps baited with the LBAM pheromone lure will be placed in the treatment area at the density of 100 traps per square mile where LBAM has been detected; and 25 traps per square mile in the square miles adjacent to the find sites. All monitoring traps will be serviced on a regular schedule for a period of time equal to three generations beyond the date of the last LBAM detection.

2. Treatment - Ground applications with pheromone-infused "twist ties" placed on trees, shrubs and objects such as fence posts on designated residential properties. The twist tie dispensers contain an odorless insect pheromone (sexual attractant) that confuses male moths, impairing their ability to find mates. Residents in the affected area will be notified in writing at least 24 hours prior the deployment of the twist ties.

Toll-free PEST HOTLINE at (800) 491-1899.

http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/phpps/pdep/lbam_main.htm

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