CDFA Plant Health

Malaysian Fruit Fly (MAFF)


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Malaysian Fruit Fly

The Malaysian Fruit Fly (MAFF) is an exotic insect originating in Asia that has invaded a number of Pacific islands, including Hawaii. The MAFF is known to attack over 59 types of fruits and vegetables. Important California crops at risk include tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, melons, eggplants, guavas, and pomegranates. The combined 2013 value of these commodities in California was over $2 billion.


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Spinosad: Organic Pest Treatment for Exotic Fruit Flies

CDFA staff use an organic treatment to help protect California agriculture from exotic fruit fly infestations.(3:21)