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.