The Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is requesting nominations for qualified persons to serve on the California Invasive Species Advisory Committee (CISAC). The Department is looking to appoint eight individuals to serve on the Council.
Santa Clara County has joined the list of counties currently under quarantine for the presence of Asian citrus psyllid. The 99 square-mile quarantine area in the northwestern portion of the county was put in place due to the discovery of psyllids in the city of San Jose near Kelly Park.
San Joaquin Agriculture Commissioner Tim Pelican is working closely with the California Department of Food Agriculture (CDFA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) after the discovery of Asian citrus psyllids in San Joaquin County. The psyllids were found in residential neighborhoods in Manteca and Lodi, but due to the close proximity of agriculture in the area, the detections raise serious concerns about the possibility that the pests can spread to those areas.