For the first time in San Luis Obispo County, an Asian citrus psyllid has been found in a commercial orange crop. Psyllids have been discovered four times prior, but all have been at residences. The invasive pest was found by county agriculture officials near the border of Santa Barbara County.
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.