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Fruit fly 'plague' caused by 'exceptionally mild winter'

An unseasonal plague of fruit flies, being experienced by some parts of the UK, is down to an "exceptionally mild winter", according to Dr Michelle Fountain, an entomologist specialising in fruit crops at the East Malling Research Station in Kent.

She explains the reasons behind the jump in numbers to the Today programme's Justin Webb.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Friday 7 November.

  • 07 Nov 2014