Solano County’s Stand Against Olive Fly


THE SOLANO COUNTY OLIVE GROWERS MEETING
REGARDING THE OLIVE FLY INFESTATION
FEB 28, 2014

This is a synopsis of the olive fly meeting held on Feb 28, 2014 in Solano County. This represents information given to participants by experts in the field. As with any synopsis this does not constitute a complete coverage of the subject of olive fly and growing olives. It is always best to consult professionals about how to manage pests and chemicals, whether organic or not. We at IL Fiorello use professional support for assistance and information, as you should also. At the end of this article please see a partial list of resources for your support.

 

Albert Katz, Grower and Miller, Katz Farm
Introduction

 

Patty Darragh, COOC
General Comments on Olive Oil Quality and Impact of OLFF to Markets.

Fly first reported in LA county 1997.  Generally the regional parks and landscape olives are not treated.  For the COOC almost 4% (2% previous years) of submitted oils are not meeting certification criteria this year for a variety of reasons, maybe olive fly, maybe early frost. The counties hardest hit with fly are Sonoma, Napa, Solano Co and San Diego Co.

 

Mike Madison, PhD, Grower and Miller, Yolo Bulb, Yolo, CA
Mark Sievers, Grower and Miller, IL Fiorello Olive Oil Co, Fairfield, CA
Impact and Information on Olive Fly and Milling Olives

Use irrigation control as the hot weather dehydrates olive fly so limit/control your irrigation. In 100°F weather don’t irrigate the trees.  Heat makes female flies inactive and you should carefully monitor temperature and humidity in grove. It is mandatory to do annual heavy pruning as the olive fly likes a dark damp quiet eg. no wind, environment.  Black scale likes that environment also. Black scale is a food source for olive fly. Very important to get the fruit off the tree each year so the fly does not overwinter in the “mummy fruit”.

Damaged or frozen fruit falls first so you may have a crop after the bad fruit falls off. But do not let the damaged infested fruit stay on the ground to over winter. It is reported that the fly has a 6 mile flying radius. Discuss your olives with your miller if you have questions or concerns. Transport of olive fly is not a generally accepted practice. Milling olive fly infested fruit is not good practice, and some mills will not accept olive fly infested fruit at all.

 

Louise Ferguson, PhD UC Davis
Life Cycle of Olive Fruit Fly and Implications for Control

Reviewed the biology of the fly, the Bactrocera oleae (Rossi) single host pest that only destroys olives and not the tree. She is recommending that yearly traps are set by March first. Dr. Ferguson referred to a 2009 study by Dr. Frank Zalom, UC Agricultural and Natural Resources, UC IPM online, http://ipm.ucdavis.edu and are peer reviewed articles.

There may be genetic differences and California may have a unique genetic variety but this has not been scientifically proven yet.

 

Dr. Ferguson showed a Dendogram cluster describing the fly cycle.

1. Adult olive fly
2. Egg in fruit
3. First instar (instar being the process of growth of the pupae)
4. Second and third instar
5. Third instar
6. Pupa in fruit

Females can live 11 months and may pupate in the ground. They have 3-5 generations per year and can pupate in the soil. So sanitation in the orchard is important. Disking and tilling the soil around the trees is valuable in controlling olive fly.

Mc phial trap:  Torula yeast is used in the Mc phial trap and is effective in capturing females because of the liquid especially with the addition of GF-120 to the container. Read the directions carefully and keep up with the trap maintenance.

The olive fly population is bimodal: spring and July August.

Control essential with:

1. Early season control NO host able olives.
2. Winter sanitation program
3. Preseason and throughout the season control with Spinosid GF-120 is critical.
4.  High heat over 100° F will kill first instars
5.  Mass trapping should never be done alone use Spinosid GF-120
6. Harvest as early as possible to miss fall generation.
7. Consider the use of Kaolin clay, which does not prevent photosynthesis but seems to be effective as a fly deterrent.

 

Danitol

Danitol pyrethroid registered for use in 2012, is not organic. Valent technologies states that “Danitol is a synthetic pyrethroid that provides a powerful knockout punch for more than 100 of the most troublesome pests, including the invasive Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB). It is labeled for more than 120 crops—such as peach and other stone fruit, citrus, pome fruit (apples and pears), grapes, cotton, tomatoes, strawberries, peanuts, bushberries and blueberries. Unlike other synthetic pyrethroids, Danitol is proven not to flare mites and combines the effectiveness of both an insecticide and miticide.”

Dr. Ferguson states that “it is to be used only late in the season and only once, then return to GF-120.”  See the manufactures handout on their instructions for application of the product.

Spinosid resistance was an ongoing question, but the investigated ration is a resistance ratio of about 10.93. Which is described as quite low.

 

Resistance is a function of the total number of applications.  We don’t have a resistance problem now but we could.  Monitor the fruit as well as the traps. Danitol should be used only once and only late in the season. It is not organic. Use a HOBO data temperature and humidity monitoring station that displays real time data information. This is very useful in irrigation monitoring.  Set two traps per 5 to 10 acres in the orchard. Place them mid canopy in the shade in the north-east side of the tree.  Monitor weekly for catch.

 

 Jill LeVake, DOW Chemical
Considerations for use of GF-120 Spinosid in Controlling OLFF

Spinosid is an organic compound composed of sugars and protein. It has stabilizers to improve shelf life and humectants to prevent drying. The re-entry interval (REI) is 4 hours and the pre-harvest interval (PHI) is 3 days. Once mixed use that amount within one day, as it begins to deteriorate after being mixed. The use amount is 20 oz per acre per tree 2 to 3 ounces of the ratio based per tree.  The 1 to 1.5 dilution ratio results in little bait stations on each tree.  The use is about 20 ounces in 80 ounces of water. The nozzle stream is important, use a D 1 to D 2 size nozzle with no swirl plates or screens.  Almonds near olive orchards should be also treated and provide some synergistic effect for the olives. Put the traps out March first. Get them out early and monitor them. Then begin applications of GF-120 in April. Apply to every other row every 7 days.

Spinosid is pH sensitive 7.0 so mix with neutral water, and test well water if that is what you are using for diluent.

PLEASE ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE PRODUCERS FOR GF-120, DANITOL, and McPHAIL TRAPS.

 

Jim Allen, Solano County Ag Commissioner
Regional Approaches to Pest control and Abatement

These are regional issues and proximity is really the issue.  Agricultural commissioner has the authority to supervise re abandoned orchards. This is a civil vs commercial issue.

Another pest is being monitored for progression, the olive psyllid is a relative of aphids and sucking insects.  Don’t bring fruit or fruit trees from Southern California to stop this infestation. If you do not want olives apply Fruit Stop at bloom or purchase Swann Olives that are non-bearing.

 

Dan Flynn, Executive Director of the UC Davis Olive Center
Future for Olive Fruit Fly control, Making New Tools Available

He stated that the goal of the center in multipurpose, including table olives and oil producing olives. He is dedicated to quality in all olives both table and olive oil and to research in both areas. There is funding and ongoing projects in both.

Please refer to the UC Davis IPM pest management site for great information.

He repeated the caution of using Danitol to use it only late in the season and then go back to GF-120. To research the use of Kaolin clay and referred to an article by Paul Vossen from 2006.

There is research being done regarding the olive fly

1. Kent Dane at UC Berkeley has a funded study on parasitoids with initial funding of $250,000.
2. USDA is investigating a male olive fly irradiation methods of sterilization.
3. Research in Spain is investigation a genetically engineered male olive fly study.
4. CDFA olive psyllid research ongoing
5. Frank Zalom researching GF-120 resistance in table olives.

Flynn also reminded everyone that there are years to come to have the research answers.

Olive center can be the distribution of information and he is placing articles on line for reference. Please find best practice information on line at the UCD Olive Center web site, and the IPM web site.

 

SOURCES OF INFORMATION/REFERENCES

1. UC Davis Olive Center

2. UC Davis Integrated Pest Management

3. Olive Fruit Fly F. G. Zalom, Entomology UC Davis

4. L. Ferguson PhD Pomology, UC Davis

5. California Olive Oil Counsel

6. Dow Chemical,  Dow AgroSciences LLC GF-120 Naturalyte Fruit Fly Bait

7. Marvin Martin,  Master taster and olive oil expert at mmoliveoils.com

 

NOTE:

 PLEASE ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE PRODUCERS FOR GF-120, DANITOL, and McPHAIL TRAPS.

 

 

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2013-06-26T04:33:44+0000
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2018-04-11T17:10:41+0000
Lovely place. Did the olive oil tastings. Cute display. And then got to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful views. Ate a wonderful charcuterie board that was presented magnificently. Staff was delightful as well. You won’t be disappointedread more
Tracy Ann Tighe
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2018-03-29T23:40:10+0000
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2018-03-25T22:16:11+0000
Wonderful tasting experience! Warm and welcoming, beautiful setting, and delicious oils. The owner made us feel like family. The food pairings were an unexpected treat. And olive oil gelato- who knew? So good. We will definitely be back.read more
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2018-02-14T00:58:41+0000
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2018-01-26T19:39:39+0000
Great tour! Highly recommended! We learned a lot of new facts about olive oil. Great clean place and Joe was a great host! Loved it.read more
Kellie Vitaich
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2018-01-19T19:03:43+0000
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2017-12-29T15:53:11+0000
The olive oil experience was AMAZING!! The charcuterie plate is over the top and the wine is superb!
Ana Webster
Ana Webster
2017-10-18T14:37:34+0000
Best olive oil ever,best gelato in town olive oil my favorite gelato flavor !
Robin Suzanne Mack
Robin Suzanne Mack
2017-10-01T04:17:06+0000
Came by and had a olive oil tasting...it also came with food bites to showcase how you could use their oils...we also tried their olive oil gelato with a drizzle of lemon olive oil...amazing!!!! The views are amazing out the picture windows!read more
Jennifer Lujan
Jennifer Lujan
2017-09-18T02:00:25+0000
The staff Libby & Mark were amazing! We had the Olive oil and wine flight. The olive oils spanned the entire spectrum from light to bold and daring. The mandarin infused oil is delicious with watermelon. They serve ultra premium wine without the ultra premium price. The kids enjoyed the Gelato and checkers on the patio. We will be definitely be back.read more
Kim Pollock
Kim Pollock
2017-09-11T03:13:25+0000
Madeline Morse
Madeline Morse
2017-09-06T05:20:03+0000
We brought Lucy here on our way to Napa. I was so impressed how attentive and kind the staff was. The people and surroundings were so inviting; the Olive Oil was amazing. We have tasted in many cities, but the Moraiolo here in Fairfield is the best. We will definitely return!read more
Susana Sanchez Martinez
Susana Sanchez Martinez
2017-08-05T21:19:11+0000
Great educational place and beautiful! That's means a California is a Golden state!
Melany Enstad Anaya
Melany Enstad Anaya
2017-07-24T04:57:49+0000
Great to learn about olive oil, the presentation was very informative and interesting! I bought several bottles.The gelato is awesome too!!read more
Roel Fernandez
Roel Fernandez
2017-07-23T23:47:10+0000
Polly Geren
Polly Geren
2017-07-18T23:47:55+0000
The tasting was fun and informative. Super nice people and loved the olive oil gelato!
Elvia Rodriguez
Elvia Rodriguez
2017-07-17T23:10:06+0000
Jane Evans Bonacci
Jane Evans Bonacci
2017-07-17T19:39:43+0000
Fun excursion, outstanding service and information about making olive oils. This is a wonderful place for a weekend outing!read more
Julie Marie
Julie Marie
2017-07-17T00:14:08+0000
Did an olive oil tasting and it was both tasty and educational. Left with a couple of olive oils and a white peach infused balsamic. Yum! Looking forward to bringing others next time!read more
Stringer Bill
Stringer Bill
2017-07-13T13:49:25+0000
Michelle Walker-Wade
Michelle Walker-Wade
2017-07-08T23:59:18+0000
Loved the experience as well as the products we brought home.
Angie Lozano-Galvan
Angie Lozano-Galvan
2017-07-07T02:40:14+0000
Always always attentive staff who make you feel at home. Gelato is our favorite!! Enjoying it outside on a cozy chair taking in the peaceful scenery makes gelato even better! I have attended a chefs dinner and the food was extraordinary!read more
Chris Gilbert
Chris Gilbert
2017-07-02T02:55:16+0000
Lezlie Gladman Teter
Lezlie Gladman Teter
2017-06-05T23:03:10+0000
Had an enjoyable afternoon learning about lavender and olive oil. Had a nice tasting of oils and wines. I even brought home a Sunday dinner bag! I will return.read more
Jessica Ramos
Jessica Ramos
2017-06-05T02:55:11+0000
Absolutely beautiful farm, you'll feel like you've been transported to Italy. Worth a visit any time!
Heidi Weiss
Heidi Weiss
2017-05-27T23:23:25+0000
Great educational tasting, fabulous olive oils and very unique food pairings all in a beautiful tranquil setting with delightful people. Don't forget the wines, some real gems!read more
Mark DeWeerdt
Mark DeWeerdt
2017-05-23T04:08:11+0000
Lemon olive oil my new favorite. We also picked up some new balsamic! Thanks for your guidance, Ron
Enza Sebastiani
Enza Sebastiani
2017-05-21T04:28:24+0000
Fantastic experience! Delicious olive oil and atmosphere!
Samantha Lakhan
Samantha Lakhan
2017-05-14T21:58:06+0000
Susan Kern- Carter
Susan Kern- Carter
2017-04-23T22:06:10+0000
Cymantha Nicole
Cymantha Nicole
2017-04-20T04:25:49+0000
Had olive oil gelato today!! 1st time smooth and yummy.. Will be back..
Lisa Haas
Lisa Haas
2017-04-18T20:14:51+0000
Awesome tasting experience. I never knew what "fresh" olive oil was really like until I visited Il Fiorello!
Krista Noël Hoffman
Krista Noël Hoffman
2017-04-05T22:12:01+0000
Wendy Kuhn
Wendy Kuhn
2017-03-29T11:29:04+0000
Iris Raby
Iris Raby
2017-03-14T03:47:22+0000
Sonny McCumber
Sonny McCumber
2017-02-23T05:15:24+0000
Mark Dumas
Mark Dumas
2017-02-22T23:30:21+0000
Susan Julian Gates
Susan Julian Gates
2017-02-20T12:48:26+0000
We visited and had a private tasting. It was educational and tasty. Loved seeing the centrifuge press and the beautiful grove. We went back for dinner and were equally impressed with the food. A lovely evening with great music. The olive oils are all 5 star.read more
Pastor Wade
Pastor Wade
2017-02-07T01:47:56+0000
Loved the tour, educational and informative. The service was great and the food, oil, and cheese all exquisite. We will nevet purchase olive oil the same way again. Thank you Florello olive oil company.read more
Jeannette Stotts
Jeannette Stotts
2017-01-16T00:17:53+0000
The people there were so friendly, odrea, did the tasting, in never knew olive oil tasted so different, the chief made us a delightful lunch, the day was perfect, thank youread more
Renee' Randolph
Renee' Randolph
2017-01-15T06:42:53+0000
Brian Jensen
Brian Jensen
2016-12-29T02:45:43+0000
Great place to visit and the staff was very nice. Just a few miles from I-80, nestled in the rolling hills west of Fairfield is very relaxing. The tasting room is nicely arranged, the tasting room manager, Joe, served us a selection of olive oils, our favorite was the jalapeño lime. We are now members of "The Grove Club" and looking forward to returning for an olive oil cooking presentation to get recipe ideas.read more
G-Bird Hernandez
G-Bird Hernandez
2016-12-22T17:14:46+0000
Love love the balsamic vinegar! A friend gave me this from their trip and I recently opened it and tried it with my mom who was visiting. OMG when we tried it we were in heaven! It's Christmas time and I ordered balsamic vinegar and olive oil for my mother. When I discovered that the package was not received by my mother despite what FedEx had confirmed delivery, I immediately called IL Fiorello and they had handled the situation with such class and resent another package out and my mother was able to receive in time for Christmas!! THank you for great customer service and products!! Will always recommend and use your products! HAppy Holidays!read more
Jordan Equis
Jordan Equis
2016-12-17T23:02:17+0000
Gelato is LIFE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Michelle Sobel
Michelle Sobel
2016-12-04T21:48:47+0000
Domenica Kelley
Domenica Kelley
2016-11-29T00:21:14+0000
What great customer service and olive oils. Spent an afternoon here with friends and we all enjoyed ourselves. Would definitely return.read more
GIna Guzzo
GIna Guzzo
2016-11-28T00:32:45+0000
Fabulous on so many levels , I had a private little olive oil taste test and Gab was knowledgeable . Warm and inviting place . My soul left happy �read more
Quỳnh Becker
Quỳnh Becker
2016-11-12T11:45:17+0000
Denise Revel
Denise Revel
2016-11-01T23:21:14+0000
Great olive oil tasting....should be on your must -to- do list
Cathy R Senese-McCann
Cathy R Senese-McCann
2016-09-16T02:51:01+0000
Fantastic place!! Friendly and welcoming recommend visiting!!
Allison Barnhill
Allison Barnhill
2016-09-15T00:43:01+0000
My sons 23rd birthday and we came here! What fun!! Stephanie is the best, she even did a live Facebook feed with us!
Julie Thigpen
Julie Thigpen
2016-08-12T00:01:53+0000
This is one of the most welcoming, relaxing, and enjoyable places you can stop in wine country. I wish I'd discovered them sooner!read more
Martha Hine
Martha Hine
2016-08-05T01:28:46+0000
Had a group event at Il Fiorello and it was fantastic. Wish I lived in the area and could go back regularly. I definitely will be back when I'm in the area. Great food, great class, interesting to learn about olive oil milling, and most of all, fun!read more
Jullie Johnson-Johnson
Jullie Johnson-Johnson
2016-06-03T01:45:51+0000
I went for the first time today. Mark was excellent. Food, surroundings, and service were 10+ My purchase is already on the way home/Houston! Wonderful.read more
Anlin Manalili
Anlin Manalili
2016-05-06T22:04:00+0000
Edward Lucero
Edward Lucero
2016-05-05T18:51:30+0000
Anthony Delgado
Anthony Delgado
2016-04-23T23:47:59+0000
Absolutely great place. The oil tasting was on par with the best wine tastings. We had their oil and wine tasting (that came with small bites of exotic foods) and felt like we robbed them with their low tasting fee. A definite "must do" if you're in the area!!!!read more
Kat Black
Kat Black
2016-04-04T17:39:11+0000
I was not a fan of olive oil per se, but my boyfriend was and he took me to Il Fiorello. They completely changed my view of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Il Fiorello is a North Bay gem that deserves all the praise it can get. It's located in sprawling vineyards in the in Suisun Valley, which is north of I-680 towards Napa. It's a beautiful short drive. It is surrounded by oilve orchards. Just stunning surroundings, with an amazing experience of olive oil and balsamic tastings. I never knew that olive oil could be so incredibly tasty. It's not your mamma's olive oil! I highly recommend Il Fiorello for the venue, the special care service and an awesome adventure into the world of olive oil. You WILL NOT be disappointed.read more
Missy Bell-Chester
Missy Bell-Chester
2016-02-09T17:06:57+0000
This place is amazing. We got to tour with the owner she was very informative. We also met her Husband who was wonderful as well. I highly recommend you visit here. Their products are amazing ♡♡.read more
Liz Ayala
Liz Ayala
2016-01-31T04:50:20+0000
Mary Ann Zewald Atkinson
Mary Ann Zewald Atkinson
2015-11-19T13:15:53+0000
Had a great time very knowledgeable and the people there just fantastic
Rosalind Pittman
Rosalind Pittman
2015-11-02T05:20:43+0000
Ramona Pittman
Ramona Pittman
2015-11-02T04:30:07+0000
Great tasting and great products!!' I really enjoyed tasting the various balsamic vinegars.
Rikke Kim Pedersen Hogg
Rikke Kim Pedersen Hogg
2015-10-27T04:17:14+0000
Callum Hogg
Callum Hogg
2015-10-24T01:39:32+0000
Zenny Cuevas
Zenny Cuevas
2015-10-12T21:24:57+0000
This is an awesome and very interesting place!!! I am an olive oil fan so I completely fell in love with this place. They not only have a variety of olive oil bottles.for sale but also have their own wine tasting and a garm tour!! The staff are incredibly helpful and friendly. I definitely recommend it and will be back with my friends.read more
Meghan Stuart
Meghan Stuart
2015-10-06T07:48:33+0000
Dinh Vail
Dinh Vail
2015-09-27T05:36:12+0000
Came out knowing a lot about olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Tasting of the stuff was reasonably inexpensive so worth it. Bought some back home.read more
RoSalie N Crain
RoSalie N Crain
2015-09-26T15:22:06+0000
Scot Mac
Scot Mac
2015-06-13T05:40:01+0000
I really enjoyed the olive oil tasting and learned a lot. Have never tried olive oil this way. If you like olive oil this is a must stop.read more
Philip Graham
Philip Graham
2015-06-02T22:51:55+0000
Keatley Garvey
Keatley Garvey
2015-04-04T23:30:34+0000
This place is amazing! A must see! Love the olive oils!
Marissa Andersson-Beharry
Marissa Andersson-Beharry
2015-03-04T20:21:14+0000
I'm eating popcorn drizzled with your lime infused oil right now ... hooked!
Jennifer Crisp
Jennifer Crisp
2014-12-05T16:34:01+0000
I absolutely LOVE this place! I visited this past summer from the East Coast and had the most incredible Olive Oil tasting!! The best olive oils and vinegars I have ever tasted!!read more
Mary Ellen Smith
Mary Ellen Smith
2014-09-28T15:17:31+0000
Good stuff
Christopher Hulett
Christopher Hulett
2014-06-23T23:04:32+0000
Katrina Prekurat Pearson
Katrina Prekurat Pearson
2014-06-22T02:28:32+0000
Uncorked is fabulous! Great Event. Felt very welcomed!
Inger Wilson
Inger Wilson
2014-05-30T03:49:08+0000
I love this gem! The oil tastings are really well done. All of the oils and vinegars are so delicious. I only buy olive oil and balsamic from here!read more
Rosemarie Menjivar Leonardi
Rosemarie Menjivar Leonardi
2014-02-26T06:43:03+0000
Christie Tornikoski
Christie Tornikoski
2014-02-20T18:51:14+0000
Sairalyn Reyes Ansano
Sairalyn Reyes Ansano
2014-02-10T20:50:32+0000
So friendly and well organized. We'll never go back to buying super-market olive oils. A must do if in the area.
Josh Ostrout-Hixon
Josh Ostrout-Hixon
2014-01-26T23:43:28+0000
Larry Houchins
Larry Houchins
2014-01-26T18:51:37+0000
Maureen Loza Dodson
Maureen Loza Dodson
2013-12-31T17:33:35+0000
Desarae McColley
Desarae McColley
2013-12-09T20:51:44+0000
Annelise Schaufel
Annelise Schaufel
2013-12-02T18:32:36+0000
Beth Ellen Ethridge
Beth Ellen Ethridge
2013-11-30T20:33:42+0000
Kelli Sandoval Wellhausen
Kelli Sandoval Wellhausen
2013-11-03T05:45:42+0000
Diana Nitsche-Geringer
Diana Nitsche-Geringer
2013-09-29T03:41:27+0000
Beth Niles
Beth Niles
2013-09-28T16:24:15+0000
Daniel Lavell
Daniel Lavell
2013-09-28T04:22:37+0000
Debra Lee Andersohn
Debra Lee Andersohn
2013-09-26T04:27:42+0000
Nidia Amaya
Nidia Amaya
2013-08-13T02:24:15+0000
Kim Inkster Prater
Kim Inkster Prater
2013-08-12T12:54:37+0000
Mandi Jean de Witte
Mandi Jean de Witte
2013-08-09T15:57:32+0000
Jennifer Hatin Hamilton
Jennifer Hatin Hamilton
2013-07-21T18:25:16+0000
Jojo Cortez
Jojo Cortez
2013-07-13T03:49:16+0000
Patricia Cassity Brosio
Patricia Cassity Brosio
2013-06-28T18:32:21+0000
Lori Hill
Lori Hill
2013-06-26T04:33:44+0000
Ruth Harrop
Ruth Harrop
2013-06-06T22:42:33+0000
Tiffany Hill
Tiffany Hill
2013-06-05T22:12:50+0000
Nancy Togami
Nancy Togami
2013-05-06T00:40:47+0000
Carol Dalamangas
Carol Dalamangas
2013-05-04T21:03:18+0000
Patty Nyquist
Patty Nyquist
2013-05-02T05:53:17+0000
Debbie Hafner Parris
Debbie Hafner Parris
2013-01-12T03:31:09+0000
Valbruzzoli Cristian
Valbruzzoli Cristian
2012-12-08T21:11:22+0000
Gabriel Hernandez
Gabriel Hernandez
2012-11-02T05:38:02+0000
Jake Hutchison
Jake Hutchison
2012-10-24T23:54:41+0000
Wilhelm K Pechtal
Wilhelm K Pechtal
2012-10-24T20:25:47+0000
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