A county-wide quarantine has been issued for all of Tulare County, following the detection of two Asian citrus psyllids in two different locations in city of Tulare.  The county is now the only one in the San Joaquin Valley with an all-inclusive quarantine.  Kern and Fresno Counties both have partial quarantines in place.  The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) issued a press release announcing the expanded quarantine area as “the most effective response to contain the pest

Ken Gilliland

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is mandated to prevent the introduction and spread of injurious insect pests, plant diseases, and noxious weeds in California. To accomplish this, CDFA implements the Statewide Plant Pest Prevention and Management Program.  CDFA has issued a draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR), which is intended to meet California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements for CDFA’s reasonably foreseeable plant pest prevention, management, and regulatory activities.

Ken Gilliland

The California Dept. of Food and Agriculture has announced that an additional portion of Kern County has been placed under quarantine for the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) following the detection of one psyllid south of the City of Bakersfield in Kern County.  The new quarantine zone measures 113 square miles in and around the City of Bakersfield, bordered on the north by New Stine Road; on the east by S Fairfax Road; on the south by Millux Road; and on the west by Interstate 5.

Ken Gilliland

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