Oriental Fruit Fly (OFF) update for 1/4/2016

Please find attached the Oriental Fruit Fly (OFF) update for 1/4/2016:

The estimated end of quarantine has changed, to end on 02/13/2016, provided there are no additional findings…

Fly Count:

Daily Finds: 0

Total count to date: 165

Date of first find: Aug. 26, 2015

Date of Last Find: 10/10/15, 86 Days of no Oriental Fruit Flies Found.

Estimated end date of quarantine: 02/13/2016  (based on temperature projections that affect OFF life cycles and provided there are no additional finds).

Did Quarantine Area Change?  No

Did Core Area Change? No

Are There Changes to the Pre-Harvest Option?  No

Please note:

Oriental Fruit Fly Eradication Program Information Booth (Weather Permitting) Tom Thumb Gas Station Krome Avenue and Eureka 7 days a week, from 10 am-2 pm.

Regulatory staff will be available at IFAS Extension every Wednesday until further notice from 3-5 p.m. to assist customers with compliance issues.

Division of Plant Industry Helpline. Contact them Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST

1-888-397-1517   (352) 395-4600 (Outside North America)

DPIHelpline@FreshFromFlorida.com