June 18, 2015

Bakersfield Psyllid Detections Extend Kern County Quarantine Area

The discovery of two Asian citrus pysllids within the city of Bakersfield has placed two different portions of Kern County under quarantine.  One detection was made in the Winchester area and the other in the Panorama Drive area.   According to a press release issued by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), “The quarantine zone in the Westchester area measures 63-square miles and in the Panorama Drive area it measures 65-square miles.” 

The quarantine prohibits the movement of citrus and curry tree nursery stock out of the quarantine area and requires that all citrus fruit be cleaned of leaves and stems prior to moving out of the quarantine area.