I have a few questions . You mean if farmers are sell their fresh Hass avocados for a good price in Michoacan that other farmers down the street that are not getting such a good price will not put their fruit in Michoacan boxes. You mean the trucks and trains that carry fruit will not be going to Michoacan . read below and see why I worry now about trucks that go from other places in Mexico to Michoacan because you cannot see this fly. (I know because people here could not sell fruit here no matter how good it looked.) Also what about the trucks that will be moveing the avocados here in the states. Maybe someone can explain to me how they are going to keep this pest out of Michoacan and out of the U.S.A.
I see trucks at the LA Market from all over the U.S. and they move free carrying all matter of stuff. how do they stop the fly from getting a free ride to Ca. through the back door. Thanks for taking time to read and I hope someone can put my mind to rest.
The reason I ask is that we have high standards here in Ca. I guess because we will spend lots of money to kill off 1 med fly. just this year we have sprayed miles of citys and country we have stop farmers from moving any of their nice fruit we have be threaten with Japan locking off buying from us . now what worries me is that soon there will be no more organic farming because on this end they are spraying every one with pesticide and on that end they are bringing in the fly. This is what I have read from the USDA about mangoes from Mexico and remember this is just about fruit moveing through the U.S. These avocados will be going to 19 northeastern states and District of Columbia sounds like a lot of trucks will be getting contaminated and heading this way.
The risk of
fruit flies being introduced into the United States in shipping containers and in the
beds of trucks that have been used to transport untreated mangoes from Mexico
through the United States to Canada. These containers and truck beds have been
found to contain larvae and pupae of fruit flies of the genus Anastrepha at the time
they reenter the United States after being unloaded in Canada. We believe some
measures need to be taken to reduce the risk of fruit flies being introduced into the
United States by contaminated containers and truck beds entering from Canada.
prohibit the importation of
certain fruits and vegetables in order to prevent the introduction and dissemination of
injurious insects, including fruit flies, that are new to or not widely distributed within
and throughout the United States.
Although the safeguards that apply to mangoes moved into the United States from
Mexico for transportation and exportation into Canada help prevent the escape and
dissemination of fruit flies during the time the mangoes are transiting the United
States, we have found that the pest risk does not necessarily end once the mangoes
have left the United States and have been imported into Canada. United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspectors at ports of entry on the U.S.-Canadian
border have found that shipping containers and the beds of trucks in which mangoes
were moved can contain fruit fly larvae and pupae at the time the containers and
conveyances reenter the United States after being unloaded in Canada. The larvae and
pupae fall out of the shipping cartons during loading, movement, and unloading; if the
container or conveyance has not been thoroughly cleaned after being unloaded, the
pupae and larvae can enter the United States in the shipping container or truck bed.
Because the container or conveyance is no longer filled with mangoes, there are no
safeguards assigned to its movement, which means that the container or conveyance
could be moved into areas of the United States where Anastrepha spp. fruit flies
would pose a serious threat to agriculture