WACs > Title 16 > Chapter 16-470 > Section 16-470-101
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Establishing quarantine for apple maggot and plum curculio.
Apple maggot (Rhagoletis pomonella) and plum curculio (Conotrachelus nenuphar) are insects with a larval (worm) stage that develops within fruit. These insects are capable of attacking many fruit crops grown in Washington. Apple maggot is not established in significant portions of the major fruit production areas east of the Cascade Mountains, and plum curculio is not established anywhere in the state. An increased range for either insect would cause decreased environmental quality and economic loss to the agricultural industries of the state by increasing production inputs and jeopardizing foreign and domestic markets. The director of agriculture, pursuant to chapter 17.24 RCW, has determined that the regulation and/or exclusion of fresh fruits grown or originating from areas infested with apple maggot or plum curculio is necessary to protect the environmental quality and agricultural crops of the state.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 17.24 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 06-14-004, Â§ 16-470-101, filed 6/22/06, effective 8/1/06. Statutory Authority: Chapter 17.24 RCW. WSR 01-14-075, Â§ 16-470-101, filed 7/3/01, effective 8/3/01.]