February 2, 2016

Oakdale Area Added to Asian Citrus Psyllid Quarantine

The following is an excerpt of a press release issued on January 28 by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) on additional areas in Stanislaus County that have been quarantined due to Asian Citrus psyllid detections:

“A new portion of Stanislaus County has been placed under quarantine for the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) following the detection of one ACP within the City of Oakdale. The quarantine zone measures 133 square miles, bordered on the north by E Sonora Road; on the south by Milnes Road; on the west by Stanislaus County Boundary; and on the east by Oakdale Irrigation District South Main Canal. Maps for the new quarantine area in Oakdale and the existing quarantine area in Turlock in are available online at: www.cdfa.ca.gov/go/acp-maps.  Please check this link for future quarantine expansions in this county, should they occur.  Quarantines in new counties will be announced separately.

The quarantine prohibits the movement of citrus and curry leaf tree nursery stock, including all plant parts except fruit, 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. An exception may be made for nursery stock and budwood grown in USDA-approved structures which are designed to keep ACP and other insects out. Residents with backyard citrus trees in the quarantine area are asked not to transport or send citrus fruit or leaves, potted citrus trees, or curry leaves from the quarantine area.”

For the full press release, please CLICK HERE.