Tulare County Ag Commissioner Marilyn Kinoshita says Tulare County’s Asian citrus psyllid situation has leveled off as the quarantine boundary grows in small increments. Like many others, trapping for psyllids and testing for Huanglongbing has been frustrating for Kinoshita.
On one of their findings, Tulare County had traps on either side of a location that had all life stages of psyllids living in a tree and never trapped a bug. Also the current test for Huanglongbing in trees only works if the tree has been infected for some time. This concerns Kinoshita, who says this fall might be the most active time for the psyllids in her county.