Chile: Fruit fly detected in Chimbarongo

Regulation & Compliances
Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Published Apr 16, 2024

Tridge summary

The detection of a Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis Capitata) in Chimbarongo, O'Higgins Region, has prompted action from the Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG), following earlier detections in El Sauce and La Florida, Valparaíso Region. A male specimen found last week led to the installation of nearly 500 traps and a fruit census within a 400-meter radius of the find. SAG's regional director, Manuel Bernales, has urged for calm, stating that an eradication campaign will commence only if another wild male or an inseminated female is discovered, which has not happened yet. Bernales also engaged with municipal authorities and the Chimbarongo community to discuss the situation and garner support.
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Original content

Days after the presence of the insect was reported in El Sauce and La Florida, in the communes of Los Andes and San Esteban, Valparaíso Region, media from the O'Higgins Region reported the detection of the Ceratitis Capitata fly in Chimbarongo . This happened last week in the central area of the city and it was a male specimen. Newspapers in the area detailed that the Agricultural and Livestock Service has already implemented a protocol of actions, which includes the installation of nearly 500 additional traps in the radius close to the detection and a census and sampling of fruit in the homes within the radius of 400 meters. In statements recorded by the media outlet La Tribuna de Colchagua, the regional director(s) of the SAG of O'Higgins, Manuel Bernales, indicated: “We call on the community to remain calm in the face of this detection that does not set the stage for an eradication campaign. , since this is activated only in the event that another wild male or an inseminated ...
Source: MXfruit
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