Official Pest Reports

Official Pest Reports are provided by National Plant Protection Organizations within the NAPPO region. These Pest Reports are intended to comply with the International Plant Protection Convention's Standard on Pest Reporting, endorsed by the Interim Commission on Phytosanitary Measures in March 2002.

USA Flag Diaphorina citri (Asian Citrus Psyllid) – Regulated area established in San Luis Obispo County in California
Date posted: 05/22/2014
Contact: Citrus Health Response Program National Coordinator Prakash Hebbar at 301-851-2228 or National Policy Manager for Citrus Disease Programs Lynn Evans-Goldner at 301-851-2286
Effectively immediately, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), in cooperation with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), is establishing a new 84 square mile regulated area for the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) in California. APHIS is taking this action because of the detection of ACP in San Luis Obispo County.

APHIS is applying safeguarding measures on the interstate movement of regulated articles from the regulated area in San Luis Obispo County. These measures parallel the intrastate quarantine enacted by CDFA on April 4, 2014. This action is necessary to prevent the spread of ACP to non-infested areas of the United States. The area under quarantine for ACP in California totals 46,420 square miles.

The specific changes to the regulated areas in California can be found at:

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant_health/plant_pest_info/citrus_greening/downloads/pdf_files/national-quarantine-bound.pdf
APHIS will publish a notice of this change in the Federal Register.

Under IPPC Standards, Asian Citrus Psyllid (Diaphorina citri) is considered to be a pest that is present, only in some areas, and subject to official control to limit its spread in the United States.