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May 5, 2015

Part of San Benito County under Asian Citrus Psyllid Quarantine

Following the detection of one Asian citrus psyllid near the city of Hollister, a quarantine has been issued for a 106 square-mile area in San Benito County. The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) issued the notice of the detection and the quarantine on May 4, 2015.  As was previously reported in Spotlight, CDFA issued a Pest Detection Notice on April 27, 2015 following the find. 

The quarantine area is bordered on the north by Shore Road; on the south by Cienega Road; on the west by Bixby Road; and on the east by an imaginary line. 

In addition to San Benito County, ACP quarantines are now in place in Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Tulare, Ventura, and portions of Fresno, Kern, Madera, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Clara counties.