Well, when California farm products are banned elsewhere and the ag business goes to heck, we can thank ecoterrorists like David Dilworth for being kind and gentle to the moths.
State officials are calling the invasive light brown apple moth’s recent havoc on two Watsonville berry crops the first “significant damage” since the pest was discovered in California two years ago.
Bolda wrote it was “imperative” growers undertake control measures to inimize the chance of LBAM damage. “The increasing problem of the light brown apple moth — epiphyas postvittana — should be of great interest to all berry growers in the Santa Cruz and Monterey County production district,” Bolda wrote in a blog a week earlier. About 2,400 square miles are under quarantine in California because of the light brown apple moth threat to crops.