Nov 13, 2007Codling Moth Strikes Back
The Northwest Horticultural Council has reported that a live codling moth larva was intercepted in a shipment of Washington apples. This represents the first strike of the 2007 season under the terms of the Taiwan work plan for exporting apples. Under the work plan, three strikes result in the immediate suspension of the U.S. apple export program to Taiwan, an important Fuji market.
U.S. apple shipments remain eligible for export to Taiwan and will undergo stringent inspection upon arrival. The Washington State Horticultural Association urges Pacific Northwest apple shippers to follow the existing work plan carefully.