FRUIT FLIES IMPACT

ON CITRUS PRODUCTION

THE THREAT

The Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Ceratitis capitata or Medfly) is considered the most important agricultural pest in the world. (USDA  APHIS)

Improper handling of the fruit fly causing significant revenue loss

 

 WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION OF FRUIT FLIES

 
 

WORLDWIDE CITRUS DISTRIBUTION

WORLDWIDE MEDFLY DISTRIBUTION

Improper handling of the fruit fly can cause sales at a very low prices, if at all

Price drop in 2017 could be from

US$ 940 per ton to US$ 60 per ton

 
 
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