The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has placed southern Stanislaus County under quarantine following the detection of two Asian citrus psyllids within the city of Turlock. According the department’s release, “The quarantine also takes in a portion of northern Merced County along its border with Stanislaus County. The quarantine zone measures 101 square miles, bordered on the north by East Service Road; on the south by August Avenue; on the west by Blaker Road; and on the east by North Hickman Road.”

Jeff Janas

The pea leafminer (Lirigomyza langei) is considered by Japan to be a quarantine pest. Within the last month, several vegetable shipments inspected at Japanese ports were found to contain the pea leafminer. While the shipments were permitted entry following fumigation, any continuation of pest finds could result in Japan taking stricter action on entry in the future.

Jeff Janas

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) issued an update indicating that it is proposing to remove the San Diego County Mediterranean Fruit Fly Quarantine effective October 29, 2015. According to the email update, the quarantine boundary is being removed because there have been no additional flies trapped in three lifecycles.

Jeff Janas

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