China has reopened the doors for California citrus. Sabrina Hill has more.
It’s a story we’ve been following at AgNet West. China stopped allowing citrus from California about 14 months ago, citing worries about the citrus disease brown rot and the Fuller rose beetle.
As we reported earlier this summer, a Chinese delegation visited California, as a major component of the decision to reopen the doors. The new agreement is for two years to start, and includes new, stricter measures for the citrus industry.
Measures include applying at least one copper application after the first rainfall and harvesting only fruit that is higher than 20 inches from the ground, plus several others.