Due to an oriental fruit fly infestation, eighty five miles of Miami-Dade County land is under a quarantine. Growers in the area are not supposed to move plants or fruits during the quarantine until they contact officials. Oriental fruit flies can cause damage to Florida crops such as mangoes and avocados.

 

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Fruit fly outbreak puts parts of south Miami-Dade under quarantine

… because of the oriental fruit fly. The quarantine zone stretches from about Southwest 104th Street to 272nd Street and from 147th Avenue to 237th Avenue. Growers there are being asked not to ship or move any fruits or plants until they consult with …Largest fruit fly outbreak ever hits Miami-Dade’s farming areaPalm Beach Post (blog)Fruit Fly Outbreak Prompts Dade QuarantineCBS Localall 4 news articles »

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