AM Live Ag Report

FRESNO, Calif.

Four adult moths were discovered in a trap set near San Diego's Balboa Park on Thursday. Ag officials say the discovery will trigger a state quarantine of one-and-a-half miles around the site sometime this week.

A subsequent federal quarantine could cover the rest of San Diego County. The moth has the potential to damage thousands of plants and hundreds of crops each year.

Valley cotton growers will be meeting this week to discuss the success of this year's crop.

The first of two meetings will take place Tuesday in Bakersfield, the second is scheduled in Hanford at the Comfort Inn on Wednesday morning.

Growers will discuss irrigation methods and late season insect management to protect their crops. Guest speakers include cotton specialist Bob Hutmacher.

Fresno state is hosting Grape Day on Tuesday at the university's viticulture and enology facilities and vineyards.

Grape growers and winemakers can learn about the latest research in viticulture, enology and grape microbiology, see demonstrations, and tour the university's winery.

It will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost is $15-dollars for the public and $5-dollars for students.

It's almost harvest season for Brussels sprouts and this year's crop will be shipped all over the country.

It's been ideal weather for Brussels sprouts. The coastal growing regions have experienced foggy mornings and sunny afternoons this summer, which benefits Brussels sprouts' growth.

Shoppers can find California-grown Brussels sprouts now through January. California is the leading Brussels sprouts producing state in the country.

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