Western Farm Press is reporting that Fresno County Agricultural Commissioner Les Wright has implemented a countywide Asian citrus psyllid quarantine for Fresno County. Wright’s decision eliminates regulatory restrictions and makes it easier for growers to ship citrus within the county and from Tulare County in Fresno County.
Several pest discoveries around the state made over the past year in several locations warranted to move.
According to Western Farm Press, “both counties grow a considerable amount of the state’s fresh citrus and numerous citrus packing sheds are located” there. “Close to 90 percent of the state’s total citrus acreage of well over 250,000 is found in the counties of Fresno, Tulare and Kern.”