The discovery of two Asian citrus pysllids within the city of Bakersfield has placed two different portions of Kern County under quarantine.  One detection was made in the Winchester area and the other in the Panorama Drive area.   According to a press release issued by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), “The quarantine zone in the Westchester area measures 63-square miles and in the Panorama Driv

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) issued a notice on June 2, 2015, that effective July 1, 2015, chlorpyrifos products labeled for production of an agricultural commodity will become California restricted materials. Applicators who wish to purchase, possess, or apply affected chlorpyrifos products will have to obtain a restricted materials permit from their County Agriculture Commissioner (CAC).

Matthew Allen

The California Department of Food Agriculture has placed an additional portion of San Luis Obispo County under quarantine for the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) following the detection of one psyllid within the City of Arroyo Grande, in the Highlands area. The quarantine expansion adds 32 square miles, bringing the total quarantine area in San Luis Obispo County to 275 square miles.

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