Asian Citrus Psyllid Found on Tulare Traps in June
This information is in from Tulare County:
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced yesterday that six adult Asian citrus psyllids (ACP) were found in three separate Glassy-winged sharpshooter traps in commercial citrus groves in southwest Porterville. The traps were set on June 11 and serviced on June 26. CDFA and Tulare County are establishing an eight square mile intensive trapping zone around the detections to determine if there may be other ACP in the vicinity.
CDFA, USDA/APHIS and County of Tulare will be meeting to determine the appropriate course of action and whether to impose a quarantine zone or other regulatory measures. CDFA will meet Monday (July 15) with the Executive Committee of the Citrus Pest and Disease Management Committee regarding its plans for addressing the infestation.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.