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Japanese beetles infest P.E.I.


April 21, 2009
By Marg Land


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japanesebeetlesNEWS HIGHLIGHT

Japanese beetles
infest P.E.I.

The Canadian Food Inspection
Agency has placed a restriction on the movement of plants and soil in
P.E.I. to stop the spread of Japanese beetles.

April 21, 2009, Charlottetown, P.E.I. – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has placed a restriction on the movement of plants and soil in P.E.I. to stop the spread of Japanese beetles.

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Plants and soil can no longer be moved from the island to a province that doesn’t already have the pest – such as Newfoundland or B.C. – without the approval of the CFIA.

Japanese beetle is a quarantine pest for Canada and the U.S. and can attack the foliage and fruit of more than 250 host plants, including apples, corn and blueberries.

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