Another huanglongbing (HLB) infected tree has been found in Southern California. Although the HLB tree is in an urban area, it is outside of the current HLB quarantines. Officials said a new quarantine would be formed that will unite them all into one larger area.
New tarping rules are in effect for California citrus. The industry must comply, or it will face costly penalties. Tarping fines could add up to $10,000.
The Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program (CPDPP) will hold meetings in the southern Central Valley about coordinated Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) treatments. Organizers said communication between growers is essential for effective area-wide ACP management.