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Cherry Fruit Fly models developed by Oregon State University indicate that the cherry fruit fly emerged in The Dalles Wednesday, May 15. According to Lynn Long, Oregon State University Extension Agent, the emergence of the fly signals the beginning of the very important control program against this insect, which is the sweet cherry industry’s chief insect pest.
#The entire cherry growing area, including the cities of The Dalles, Mosier and Dufur, is within a cherry fruit fly control district and all homeowners with a backyard cherry tree, as well as commercial orchardists, are required by law to begin a control program. The regulations of the district will be administered by Merle Keys of the Wasco County Weed and Pest Department.