Detection of Exotic Fruit Flies in the United States
Early detection of exotic fruit flies and their quick elimination is essential to safeguard the agricultural industry in the United States. During the last 60 years, nearly $200 million have been spent to eradicate accidental introductions of tephritid fruit flies in the continental United States (Hagen et al., 1981; Clark and Weems Jr., 1989; Milton C. Holmes, pers. comm.); in addition, more than $10 million are spent annually on detection programs.
KeywordsTrap Density Detection Program Trapping Expense Exotic Fruit Trapping Season
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