The California Strawberry Commission aids growers with the Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM) quarantine pest program. Light brown apple moth (Ephiphyas postvittana ) causes damage on a wide range of crops and other plants. Production areas where this pest has been detected are designated as quarantined areas. Fruit from these production areas cannot be shipped outside of the quarantined area without inspection from USDA-APHIS PPQ or CDFA inspectors. 

This is a native pest of Australia, and has been found in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and other countries. It was first detected in Alameda County, CA in 2007 and remains on the quarantine list with USDA-APHIS PPQ. CSC staff help growers and shippers to navigate the inspection process in cooperation with staff from the California Department of Food and Agriculture and USDA-APHIS PPQ.

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