Importance of Quarantines for Controlling Pests in California

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Nawal Sharma


There are many pests that California growers have to deal with, several of which require mandatory quarantine areas, to prevent the spread of the pests. An example that’s getting a lot of attention lately is the Asian citrus psyllid.

Importance of Quarantines in California

When it comes to state-issued quarantines, it falls on the shoulders of California Department of Food and Agriculture Environmental Program Manager Nawal Sharma. Quarantines can be a headache for the ag industry, but the need is pretty basic.