- Author: Mark Bolda
It's official. As of March 8, the Federal Order will be revised to reflect that blackberries and raspberries are no longer on the regulated host list for European grapevine moth. What this means to you as person working in caneberries is that from here on out you will not be inspected for European grapevine moth. The link to the revised Federal Order is below:
As stated before in this space, Canada is expected to follow suit in short order.
This was a team effort and it is time to give credit where it is due. Thank you to Lucia Varela of UCCE, Santa Cruz County Agricultural Commissioner Mary Lou Nicoletti, Sam Cooley of Driscoll's, and Leah Gayagas and John Fergusen from the USDA.
It's a beautiful day in the Pajaro Valley.