The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) issued a press release on October 2nd announcing the expansion of the quarantine area in Tulare County due to the detection of one psyllid near the City of Exeter. A portion of the county was previously under quarantine, but the new discovery prompted the quarantine expansion in a new 86 square mile area.
Quarantines are also already in place in several other counties, including Fresno, Imperial, Kern Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernadino, Sand Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.
The quarantine prohibits the movement of product out of the area with some exceptions.
For more information on the Asian citrus psyllid and the dangers it poses, visit: www.cdfa.ca.gov/go/acp.
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