January 29, 2015

Asian Citrus Psyllid Detection Draws Fresno County into List Quarantined Counties

The detection of three Asian citrus psyllids on the border of Tulare and Fresno Counties has prompted California agriculture officials to quarantine approximately 30-square miles in Fresno County.  Fresno had not previously been on the list of counties quarantined in part or in full.  A quarantine is in effect for all of Tulare County.  The psyllids were found in a trap in the unincorporated area between the City of Dinuba and Delft Colony.

The quarantine area in Fresno County is bordered on the north by E Lincoln Avenue; on the south by the Fresno County Boundary Line; on the west by E Manning Avenue; and on the east by the Fresno County Boundary Line. The quarantine map is available online at www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/go/acp-qmaps.