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European Grapevine Moth found in Merced County

Friday, May 14, 2010

For the first time, three European Grapevine Moths have been found in an insect trap in Merced County.

The moth is one of the grape industry's most harmful pests and has already been found in Fresno County. Some of those Fresno County vineyards are expected to be under quarantine.

Experts say the three moths in Merced County were found in one field and the grower has since sprayed the area and surrounding vineyards.

Officials are also working on developing a quarantine to prevent the pest from spreading there.

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