Super Noses on the Scent of Insects: USDA Dogs Trained to Detect Mexican Fruit Fly
- Thursday September 17, 2020
- 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
- Trace Hardin, Josh Moose and Jennifer Taylor
- USDA APHIS PPQ Field Operations
- Audience: Family
Dogs have wonderful noses capable of detecting odors that we humans cannot. This includes odors released by insects! Join this session to learn about Mexican Fruit Flies: Why is USDA concerned about these fruit flies? How does USDA control this invasive pest? And how does USDA train dogs to detect Mexican Fruit Fly in citrus fruit?