Website provides info about invasive fruit fly

The Kelowna Daily Courier reported on a new website created by a student at UBC’s Okanagan campus that aims to raise awareness about an invasive fruit fly.

The apple maggot prevention project uses landscape ecology to engage the public.

The maggot costs the apple industry millions of dollars in damaged fruit, said Brian Muselle, a master of science candidate at UBC Okanagan’s campus.

“By preventing the spread of the apple maggot, we will help to protect our local orchards from the damage these pests cause by burrowing and tunnelling into apples,” Muselle said. “Knowing where the maggot is most likely to be found in our region is essential.”