Agriculture and Rural Development - Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division - Regulation No. 600. Cherry Pests

Published: 1979

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(By authority of Act No. 86 of the Public Acts of 1929, being S286.81 et seq. of the

Michigan Compiled Laws)

R 285.600.1 Protection of cherry industry; control of cherry fruit flies and

other cherry pests.

Rule 1. (1) The owner or person having charge of cherry trees or cherry orchards shall

immediately following the emergence of the cherry fly in the locality in which his

trees or orchards are located, cause the same to be sprayed according to the

recommendations set forth in the most recent issue

of the Michigan State College spraying calendar being extension bulletin no. 154


(2) When cherry trees are found to be infested with cherry fruit flies the property

owner or his authorized agent must without delay proceed to control the infestation by

1 of the following methods:

(a) Pick the fruit from the infested trees and completely destroy same by burning in the

presence of an authorized employee of the department.

(b) Pick the fruit and bury same 2 feet below the surface of the ground after covering

with quick lime in the presence of an authorized employee of this department.

(c) Thoroughly spray infested trees with a solution of 2 pounds of 15% parathion

under the supervision of an authorized employee of this department. Canning

factories or any person or persons into whose possession infested cherries may

come, are charged with and will be held responsible for the disposition of cherries

containing cherry fruit fly maggots in the manner and form as above described.

(3) It is declared to be illegal for any person or persons operating any car, vessel, boat,

truck, automobile, aircraft, wagon or other vehicle, to transport from 1 point to another

within the state, cherries infested with the cherry fruit fly in any living stage of its

development, and it is further declared to be illegal for any canning factory, dealer,

or other person to receive for canning or to can, or to have in possession with intent

to can or sell, cherries infested with the cherry fruit fly.

History: 1979 AC.

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