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Removal of Areas of Sonoma County from European Grapevine Moth Quarantine

Published:  September 16, 2014

On August 27th, USDA announced the eradication of the European Grapevine Moth (Lobesia botrana, EGVM) in Solano and portions of Sonoma and Napa counties.

The action is the result of significant progress to remove the pest through regulatory and eradication efforts, as well as the vigilance of growers and local communities.

"This is excellent news for California's winegrape growers and wine producers," said CDFA Secretary Karen Ross. "We must now continue our efforts and ultimately rid California of the European grapevine moth."

This action reduces the area of the EGVM quarantine from 686 square miles to 446 square miles, a 35 percent reduction. Portions of Napa County and Sonoma County remain under quarantine. 

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