HLB Resources for California Growers

Josh McGill California Corner, HLB Management

Recently, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) declared an HLB quarantine in Ventura County following the first detections of the disease in the county. In response, the Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program (CPDPP) issued a list of HLB resources. The resources are intended to help inform the citrus industry about what changes to expect from the quarantine, provide proactive ways to protect groves from the HLB-spreading Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), and more.

HLB Resources

According to CPDPP, management and suppression of the ACP is critical to protect commercial citrus trees from HLB and maintain California’s citrus industry.

See the affected areas here:

See the following links for the requirements for bulk citrus movement in Zone 6 (HLB quarantine zones):

Other regulatory compliance information can be found at the following links:

A summary of the response plan and best practices can be found here:

Additional information can be found at CitrusInsider.org or at CDFA’s website.

Growers in Ventura County should contact Grower Liaisons Sandra Zwaal at szwaal2@gmail.com or Cressida Silvers at cressidasb@gmail.com for additional information.

Source: Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program    

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