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CDFA imposes new quarantines after Asian citrus psyllid discoveries

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has imposed new quarantines on areas near the Central Valley communities of Dinuba and Wasco in response to the recent discoveries of Asian citrus psyllids.

SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Food and Agriculture has announced new quarantines near the communities of Dinuba and Wasco in response to recent discoveries of Asian citrus psyllids.

In Tulare County, the quarantine zone measures 90 square miles, bordered on the north by East South Avenue, on the east by Road 128, on the south by Avenue 368 and on the west by Road 48. The area is in addition to an existing quarantine in the Porterville area.

In Kern County, the new zone measures 88 square miles, bordered on the north by Hanawalt Avenue, on the east by Beech Avenue, on the south by Fresno Avenue and West Lerdo Highway and on the west by Wildwood Road.

Under a quarantine, nursery stock is prohibited from being shipped except for stock and budwood grown in USDA-approved structures designed to keep the psyllid out. All citrus fruit in a quarantine zone has to be cleared of leaves and stems prior to moving from the area.

For information and maps of the quarantine zones, visit http://www.cdfa.ca.gov .



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