California has expanded the quarantine zone in Madera County to protect against the spread of the Asian citrus psyllid after an insect was found east of Madera, in the Bonadelle Ranchos-Madera Ranchos area.
Western Growers (WG) continues to support the ongoing improvement, enhancement and strengthening of food safety in the production of leafy greens. WG has established a yearly review process to review and update the food safety guidance documents (LGMA metrics) utilized by the Leafy Green Marketing Agreements (LGMAs) in California and Arizona.
On March 6, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced it was expanding the Asian Citrus Psyllid quarantine area in Fresno County due to two additional detections of the invasive species in Tulare County. The detections were made along the southern border where Tulare borders Fresno County in unincorporated areas near the city of Orange Cove.
On February 11, 2015, the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services office issued an advisory to all county agriculture commissioners (CACs) for Huanglongbing (HLB) infected citrus.