Thursday, February 2, 2017

Pest Alert

The Board of Mesa County Commissioners will consider the addition of three fruit pests to the Upper Grand Valley Pest Control District's list of regulated species on Monday, Feb. 6  at 9 a.m. in public hearing.

 Cytospora canker, or gummosis, on a local fruit tree.




The District Advisory Committee for the Upper Grand Valley Pest Control District are petitioning the Commissioners to add the grape phylloxera (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae), spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) and cytospora spp. (Cytospora leucostoma, C. cinctum and C. paraleucostoma) to the list of regulated species in the UGVPCD district, which encompasses areas within Clifton, Palisade and Orchard Mesa.

Boundaries include – North: I-70 and I-70B. East: The Grand Mesa. South: Orchard Mesa Canal #2. West: 33 Road between I-70 and Highway 6 & 24, 30 Road between I-70B and the Colorado River and 30 ¼ Road between the Colorado River and the OM2 Canal.

Landowners within the district are asked to provide input. Comments are due on Sunday, Feb. 5, at midnight and should be submitted to weed.pest@mesacounty.us.

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