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By Karina Rusk MONTEREY, CO (KGO) -- Farmers and nursery owners are weighing in on a new plan for dealing with the light brown apple moth.
State officials last week abandoned the idea of aerial spraying, and said they would dispatch millions of sterile moths to eradicate the pest instead, but it won't happen until next year
Monterey county has a nearly $4 billion-a-year agriculture industry. It's called the salad bowl of the world but traps in that salad bowl have also turned up nearly 3,000 light brown apple moths.
Smell in Antiquity Aristotle’s student Theophratus is generally acknowledged to be the first person to write a treatise on odors, but Aristotle earlier wrote that pleasant odors preserved health. History is full of references to the connection between smells and health, culminating in aromatherapy today. In both Greece and Rome, personal use of perfume was common, even to the degree of having different body parts scented with different scents. Households were also heavily fragranced: even animals such as dogs and horses were sometimes perfumed. Reasons were both aesthetic and practical: cedar, heavily used, kept away moths, and smoke (from burning incense) kept away rodents. At banquets, there was much use of fragrant garlands, flowers, and incense; the guests were often both fed and perfumed. Roman theatres were frequently scented with saffron and other strong smells.