Another ACP Discovery in SLO County

Taylor HillmanGeneral, Specialty Crops, Tree, nut & vine crops

Asian citrus psyllid on leafAn Asian citrus psyllid has turned up in a trap in a residential area in San Luis Obispo.

San Luis Obispo, CA — The detection of an adult Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) in an insect trap in a residential neighborhood in northeast San Luis Obispo has prompted a high density trapping delimitation survey of the surrounding area. A quarantine restricting the movement of citrus nursery stock and citrus fruit will be established by the California Department of Food and Agriculture to prevent the spread of this serious plant pest.

Control efforts will take place in the near future in the area immediately surrounding the detection.

This is the second detection of ACP in San Luis Obispo County. The first detection occur red this past March in Arroyo Grande; only a single ACP was detected. Intensive trapping and visual surveys are on going , but no additional insects have been detected.

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