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RE: [Really OT]Peperoni and Citrus

From: "Robertson, Brendan" <Brendan.Robertson@d...>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 10:44:02 +1100
Subject: RE: [Really OT]Peperoni and Citrus

Another major quarantine pest in Victoria is various vine diseases being
kept out of the grape regions; considering the winery I visit most often
the oldest vines in the world (1860) and most of the rest were planted
the 1920s (without the hybrid disease resistant root stock used in most
places these days).

'Neath Southern Skies

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alan and Carmel Brain []
> Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2004 1:13 AM
> To:
> Subject:	Re: [Really OT]Peperoni and Citrus
> From: "Brian Burger" <>
> > I figure the California citrus thing for a scam, anyway. The first
> > we did when we got into the state proper was to buy more fruit -
> > keeping those California orchards profitable. Forget biological/pest
> > reasons; it's a marketing ploy!
> > 
> > Australia could well have legit bio worries - but California? Doubt
> Funnily enough... we have similar internal quarantine stations around
> fruit-growing areas too. It's to stop the spread of Fruit-Fly, which
> endemic in the local ecology, but which *can* be eradicated in limited
> areas, with much effort.
> As it's relatively easy to keep out Fruit-Fly, and the crop yield can
> increase
> by over a hundred percent if you do even a half-way good job of it, I
> suspect
> that California's quarantine is (or was at one time) legit.
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