“The committee based its response on the risk-based model, which indicated that the transfer of unattenuated fruit to the HLB quarantine represented a higher risk than we initially thought,” said Keith Watkins, chair of the CPDPP`s operating subcommittee. “By possibly sending psyllids to an area that we know has HLB, we are essentially throwing gasoline into the fire. Not only will these changes standardize mitigation requirements, but they will also allow us to secure the future of these rules for future HLB detections in new areas of the state. To read the full document for producers and managers of groves in an ACP regional citrus quarantine zone or the HLB quarantine zone, please click here. The Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), a flea-like insect, is a serious pest of all citrus fruits and closely related plants, as pests can transmit Citrus Greening`s disease. When a plant is infected, an ACP can transmit Citrus Greening Disease or huanglongbing (HLB) if it feeds on the leaves and stems of plants. HLB is the most devastating citrus disease in the world. Symptoms of HLB are yellow shoots, leaves, small straight leaves and leaning fruits with a bitter taste. Infected trees decrease their health, produce fruits unfit for consumption and eventually die. There is no known cure for the disease and infected trees must be removed and destroyed to prevent the spread of HLB.
However, HLB is not harmful to animals or humans. CAREFUL! We need your help to prevent the spread of Asian citrus psyllide and the introduction of Citrus greening disease. Please do not move the ticel trees or their pruning without taking precautions to prevent the spread of the Asian citrus psyllid. Please call Plant Services for more information. In Yuma, please call (928) 341-1680 for all other domains (602) 542-0992. Given that California`s citrus industry is threatened to a value of $2 billion, it is important that we work together as a community to prevent the spread of the insect. Watch this video to see how you can help. If you think the insect or disease is on your citruers, please call our office at (650) 363-4700 or the CDFA harmful hotline at (800) 491-1899. Since January 2018, the entire county of San Mateo has been subject to a new series of ACP regional quarantines. The county is now subject to the regional quarantine Nursery Stock Zone 2 and Zone 7 Bulk Citrus Quartarantine. Trees may move from our area to another location in our area (regardless of county lines) or to higher quarantine areas in California.
Production nurseries located in Regional Quarantine Zones 2 or 3 of ACP Host Plant Nurseries, which are offered for domestic sale or distribution, must be operated under a compliance agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Any ACP (citrus stock) host material offered for sale in the county must be marked with either a yellow or blue CDFA citrus label to be sold legally. Backyard citrus fruits should not be taken in San Mateo County. Effective April 13, 2020, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) revokes quarantine merchandise (QC) with authorization number 1486. QC 1486 initially authorized national movements of citrus fruits from regional quarantine zones 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7 of Asian citrus psyllids (ACP) to the Huanglongbing quarantine zone (HLB) without meeting the unharmed performance standards. Related Detection of Huanglongbing Triggers Quarantine Expansion in San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties Organic Citrus Stakeholder Survey – Input Requested CLas-positive-psyllide Asian Citrus in Riverside Commercial Grove Please note: to know in general and reduce the risk to Arizona citrus fruits: from the effective date, all batches of citrus fruits in the HLB quarantine area, Bulk Citrus Regional Quartarantine Zone 6: by meeting performance standards that include mechanical field cleaning or pre-harvest treatment, and must be accompanied by the registration form without ACP. . . .