"Fruit Growers Battle New Invasive Asian Fly"

"CORVALLIS, Oregon -- A tiny Asian fly that is new to North America is threatening much of the West Coast fruit industry and has been detected in Florida too, warn state and federal agricultural experts.

The spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, an invasive vinegar fly native to southeast Asia, first appeared on fruit crops from California to British Columbia last fall."

Environment New Service had the story April 17, 2010.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010