Apple Maggot Absent from Okanagan – FAO Update March 2020

Apple Maggot on Apple in Surrey BC - Hallman
Apple Maggot on Apple in Surrey BC - Hallman

In each of 2015 and 2016 a single Apple Maggot adult was found in the Okanagan Valley of BC. Since then a lot of work has gone into control and trapping resulting in the area now being declared free of Apple Maggot, the only commercial apple growing area in North America that is free of this pest. Ongoing annual detection surveys continue to to confirm that this pest is absent from the Okanagan Apple Maggot Free Zone.

Since Apple Maggot is wide spread in South Coastal BC we all need to do every thing we can to prevent this insect getting into the Okanagan Apple Maggot Free Zone. 

The links below lead to the FAO press release and related BC and Federal government web pages.

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