Citrus Greening Quarantines Expand in CA, TX, and LA

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. September 04 2019

The USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced that it will quarantine areas in California, Texas, and Louisiana for citrus greening after positive samples were confirmed in those areas.

The expanded areas include Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties in California, Kleberg, Kenedy, and Webb Counties in Texas, and Plaquemines and Saint Bernard Parishes in Louisiana.

The regulations are effective immediately and necessitate an APHIS compliance agreement to move regulated nursery stock from the quarantine areas. Growing...

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