Saturday, October 20, 2007

The little plane

Villas Andrea is surrounded by lemon and orange groves which attract the Mediterranean fruit fly. Although the fruit fly is harmless to people and animals, it can have disastrous effects on the crop of citrus fruits. They also very annoying to people living near the plantations. 

Fruit fly numbers are expected to be particularly high this season because growers left the last crop to rot on the trees following the fall in prices of fruit.

The spraying programme to eradicate the fruit flies involves tankers on the ground and light aircraft with spray bars. Hence the little plane that appeared a couple of weeks ago which flies so low it looks as though it is going to take the chimneys off our houses.

I just hope some of the spray drifted over my two trees.

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