Rick Landon is the Yolo County Agriculture Commissioner. He says growers will just need to comply with quarantine regulations.
“Most of our Farmer’s Market farmers are actually outside the quarantine area. So if they go into the quarantine area they just have to make sure that they leave before it gets dark. The moth is nocturnal so as long as they bring it in and take it out during the day, they’re okay.”
State agriculture officials say the Light Brown Apple Moth has the potential to destroy all sorts of plants from fruit crops and ornamental flowers to cypress and redwood trees.