January 26, 2016

Psyllid Quarantine Area Expands in Fresno County

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

“A new portion of Fresno County has been placed under quarantine for the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) following the detection of one ACP within the City of Fresno.  The quarantine zone measures 97 square miles, bordered on the north by W Alluvial Avenue; on the south by W North Avenue; on the west by N Chateau Avenue; and on the east by S Chestnut Avenue.  The quarantine map for Fresno is 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 release CLICK HERE.