Test - Official Pest Report
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.

Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (Citrus greening): APHIS Expands the Quarantined Area in California

Country:
United States
Title:

Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (Citrus greening): APHIS Expands the Quarantined Area in California

Contact:
Shailaja Rabindran, Director of Cotton Pests and Specialty Crops, at 301-851- 2167.
Report:

Effectively immediately, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), in cooperation with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), and the California citrus industry is expanding the area quarantined for citrus greening (Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus) in California. APHIS is adding portions of Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties in California. APHIS is taking this action because of citrus greening detections in plant tissue samples collected in multiple locations in California.

APHIS is applying safeguarding measures on the interstate movement of regulated articles from the regulated areas in California. These measures parallel the intrastate quarantine that CDFA established on November 22, 2019. This action is necessary to prevent the spread of citrus greening to non-infested areas of the United States.

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

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant-health/citrus-greening   

Under IPPC Standards, 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus' 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.