Cherry vinegar fly meeting July 8

An informational meeting will be held in Stockton, Calif., July 8, to inform fruit growers and industry members about a new California pest called the cherry vinegar fly.

The cherry vinegar fly, Drosophila suzukii, attacks more than just cherries.

Attendees will learn about the current status of the pest, biology, potential hosts, potential implications for export markets, current distribution, control, and an outlook for the pest.

The meeting will be held at the Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center, 2101 East Earhart Avenue, Assembly Room 1, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The event is co-sponsored by the San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioners office and University of California Cooperative Extension.

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