Backyard citrus growers need to be cognizant of Asian citrus psyllids and Huanglongbing disease as well.
HLB Not Just a Producer Concern
Tulare County is the first area north of the grape vine to put forth a countywide quarantine on Asian citrus psyllids, and Agriculture Commissioner Marilyn Kinoshita says casual growers can be part of the problem. Kinoshita says enforcing regulations on those growers is a tricky situation. Kinoshita hopes that everyone would voluntarily participate in anything that needs to be done, and although that can be complicated in some areas, she hasn’t seen many refusals.