Cherry fruit fly added to USDA invasive pest list

Issue Date: April 4, 2018

Spring means many invasive pests are emerging and will soon begin feeding on trees, plants and crops, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which says these destructive species—which include the emerald ash borer, gypsy moth and citrus greening disease—cost the nation $40 billion each year in damage and expensive eradication and control efforts.

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