EGVM moth quarantine ending in four California counties
Quarantine to be lifted March 8
California Department of Food and Agriculture
- California and federal agricultural officials will lift lifting the European grapevine moth quarantine March 8 in Fresno, Mendocino, Merced, and San Joaquin counties.
- U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $8 million in federal funding to continue the program’s progress.
- “The announcement of funding from our federal partners at USDA is welcome news for California grape growers and their consumers,” said Karen Ross, Secretary, CDFA.
- The pest primarily damages grapes, but has also been known to feed on other crops and plants.