The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have confirmed the detections of the citrus disease known as huanglongbing (HLB) or citrus greening in Orange County. The disease was detected in plant material taken from a lemon tree in a residential neighborhood in La Habra and from three trees (2 lemons, 1 grapefruit) …
Another tree has been confirmed as huanglongbing (HLB) positive in Southern California. This most recent HLB find is outside of the current quarantine, which is just north in Los Angeles County.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced earlier this week the federal quarantine in Alberta and Saskatchewan now includes about 50 premises as inspectors continue the investigation into a micro bovine tuberculosis outbreak.
CDFA announced a quarantine for a Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) infestation in Panorama City, Los Angeles County. The Medfly detections there have resulted in a series of responses from the agency’s Division of Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services, including a practice known as fruit sampling – fruit taken from properties and checked for Medfly larvae. This short video captures CDFA’s …
A portion of Los Angeles County has a Mediterranean fruit fly quarantine following the detection of nine flies and three larvae in the Panorama City-area. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Los Angeles County Agricultural Commissioner, and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) are working collaboratively to address the issue.
California citrus programs are still looking to split the state into regions when it comes to Asian citrus psyllid quarantines.
Quarantines are now in place in both Merced and Monterey Counties due to recent Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) detections. One ACP was detected near the City of Merced in Merced County and two ACP in one trap within the City of Salinas in Monterey County.